Greencore Group

Head Development Chef

24 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
Ms Holly Healey
Contract Type
Full Time

Head Development Chef - Warrington 

An exciting opportunity has just arisen here at Greencore as we have an opportunity for a Head Chef to join our team.  

You’ll be tasked with helping to produce new ideas, recipes and prototype products for our ranges. Your core focus will be on being the culinary lead for product development, leading and inspiring the team to develop new, innovative products.

Main responsibilities

As our Head Chef you’ll be tasked with helping to expand and build a strong culture of creativity across our Innovation team linking in to the wider business. You’ll also be leading the creative process, pushing boundaries to ensure you are always be aware of both present and emerging food trends.  You’ll need to really love exploring food trends and culinary insight as this is going to play a core part of how you work and influence.

It’s a really exciting opportunity to provide inspirational food leadership and to challenge the team to deliver first to market products, something we’ve got a track record of doing, both with food and with technology.  You’ll be a natural communicator with the ability to develop really strong relationship with our customers so that we are first port of call in all categories for inspirational products that are truly first to market.

Simply put we’re looking for someone with a passion for food.

Ideal candidate

Previous experience within the food manufacturing industry.  with a focus on innovation and standards or industry training – making you manufacturing savvy.   

Working as Head Chef, you will need to be aware that all the creativity does have to create a product that is manufactured on a very large scale, so a proven track record of translating new food products into commercially viable ideas is essential.

You’ll have a meticulous attention to detail and we’d look for you to be keeping very detailed records for you recipes. You’ll also understand the commercial side to cooking so you’ll be able to cost and replicate recipes. With the role having so many stakeholders you’ll need to be comfortable communicating and presenting your ideas and understanding others.

Not only will you be working for one of the country’s leading food manufacturers you’ll also get to work for a company that really does put people at the core. 

About the company

Greencore is a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK. It supplies grocery and other retailers including all of the major UK supermarkets. The Group has strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, sushi, salads, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

On an annual basis, Greencore manufactures around 706 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 144 million chilled prepared meals, and 226 million bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. The Group carries out around 7,500 deliveries to stores each day.

Greencore has 15 world-class manufacturing sites in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. The Group has an annual turnover of ca.£1.5bn, employs approximately 11,300 people and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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