This continually growing chilled manufacturer are leading the way in their competitive category, through a heavy investment plan they are supplying innovative products to the major UK retailers. They are now seeking a Head Development Chef to support their growth and future plans.
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 a number of product 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.
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 have an understanding of how retailers systems and processes work. As well as having a strong commercial awareness and creative flair, you’ll have experience of encouraging creative thinking within a team and will 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.