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Senior Development Chef

Blue Spark
Closing date
14 Mar 2019

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The Company

This fast paced and innovative company are going through expansion and investment to deliver business growth in their premium product sector. They are now seeking a Senior Development Chef to support their future plans and help drive the development of exciting products for retail customers.

The Role

Managing a team of Development Chefs you’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts and translating them into factory successes. You’ll take responsibility for the NPD team and development kitchen, managing customer briefs, revitalising existing ranges and developing new products that will impress and amaze your customers. As well as developing and testing new recipes you will also be managing costings, organising internal and external presentations, carrying out competitor reviews and liaising with ingredients suppliers. In addition to being a whiz in the kitchen you’ll have a geeky passion for experimenting with new kit to create exciting first to market products.

The Candidate

This is a high profile, customer focused role so you will need to have excellent communication and food presentation skills along with the ability to effectively articulate your ideas. Experience in food manufacturing is essential as you’ll need to have an understanding of how to translate ideas into a successful product that is commercially viable. An understanding of how retailer NPD gate stage processes and systems work is also required.  

As well as having strong commercial awareness and creative flair, you’ll have experience of encouraging creative thinking within a team and enjoy keeping up to date with new food trends.

If you are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a supportive and progressive food business then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
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