Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the convenience food arena who has strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service. They are now seeking their next foodie genius to join their creative NPD team developing products for the major UK retailers.
This highly creative and involved role will see you working with the NPD team to create and develop new ideas and recipes which will be seen up and down the country. You will be nurturing a creative catalogue of products, allowing them to flourish and evolve to move the business forward, challenge current products, enhancing them when possible.
Reporting to the NPD Controller you will be developing recipes using your knowledge of the food market; you’ll source quality ingredients for ranges that meet customer briefs, quality requirements and commercial objectives whilst presenting ideas and concepts to entice consumers with thrilling new flavours. You will also prepare customer samples and participate in taste panels, conducting competitive shopping to scope out the competition all the while developing your skills and helping your team stay ahead in the competitive chilled sector.
You will be an enthusiastic and creative Development Chef, able to think outside the box and confident in presenting your ideas and passion for food to others; essentially you will have a background working within food manufacturing. You will constantly be on the lookout for the latest food trends and be able to bring these ideas to keep ahead of competitors. You’ll always be ready to listen to feedback with a willingness to learn and improve, and a positivity that is palpable to others around you. Your high standards will be seen in the work you produce as well as in your personal presentation and appearance. Previous chef knowledge and great kitchen skills are essential.
If you are looking innovative foodie and 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.
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.