Our client is a forward thinking manufacturer supplying the leading UK manufacturers with innovative premium products. They are now looking for a passionate and engaging Development Chef who can use their culinary flair to help manage the NPD process and create fantastic new ranges to continue their success in the market place.
Reporting to the NPD Manager, you’ll manage and support a dynamic team of Development Technologists, driving innovation and encouraging creativity to ensure the successful development of delicious products from concept to launch. You’ll seek out opportunities for the latest new ingredients and raw materials as well as up and coming consumer trends, using your extensive food and industry knowledge to influence your customers and present them with ideas that surpass their expectations.
Liaising closely with Marketing, Technical and Production teams, you’ll play an active role in the development and implementation of the NPD strategy to ensure all new and existing product ranges reflect the values of the company. You’ll also support the smooth running of the NPD process, guaranteeing that product meet commercial and technical requirements as well as customer briefs.
We are looking for an inspiring and tenacious Development Chef with the confidence and motivation to make a difference and drive innovation for this dedicated team. Previous experience in a similar NPD role within food manufacturing is essential where you have gained a strong understanding of all aspects of product development from ideation stage through to launch. A broad minded, flexible approach as well as an eye for the bigger picture is key in order to ensure the company’s creative direction is commercially viable for now and in the future. In addition you must also be articulate with amazing communication, organisation and project management skills
If you’re looking for a new challenge in a diverse role where you can develop your NPD career further then this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Apply now or call us on 0845 2600 737 to find out more.
Also, 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.