Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant entrepreneurial food brand where you can share and indulge your passion for innovation? This premium brand are rapidly expanding with ambitions to be the greatest in their sector through captivating consumers with their culinary creations and inspired flavour combinations. To help them expand they need a highly talented, engaging and tenacious Developer who can bring divinely delicious ideas to the table.
This is a highly desirable position in which you will build a strong knowledge of how the business works as a whole, broadening your NPD repertoire and working collaboratively with a team who are as passionate about food and flavours as you are.
As a major player in this lively team you’ll be managing the development process for this adventurous and enterprising brand who are the envy of their competitors. No two days will ever be the same as you take ownership of NPD projects from ideation stage all the way through to product launch which will involve some hands on recipe development. A champion of innovation you’ll develop pioneering products, using your creative flair to push the boundaries in fashioning and updating amazing ranges that consumers will love whilst helping to shape the brand direction during this exciting period of growth.
This is a diverse role which will involve hands on NPD, lots of project management and working closely with manufacturing partners and suppliers. You’ll build strong relationships with key contacts and manage resources to ensure the consistently flawless production of your products. You’ll also help develop the supplier network spanning the UK and Europe, searching for new ways to improve ingredients and raw materials to guarantee the highest quality at all stages whilst upholding brand integrity in line with the company’s core values. With the support of Technical, you’ll be managing labelling, artwork and packaging processes for new and existing product ranges, ensuring the clear communication of the brand message in line with the latest food legislation.
We're looking for an exceptionally talented Product Developer / Senior NPD Technologist / Innovations Chef who has the creative and commercial panache to lead key NPD projects for a fast paced brand. You must have an exceptional palate, really understand flavour profiles and how to translate food trends into ‘first to market’ products.
Experience will have been gained within food from either a manufacturing, brand or retail environment but you must have proven NPD successes, can hold your own when it comes to recipe development and be able to demonstrate your expertise in launching great products. This is a rare chance to really build on your career with a high profile team so you will need to have first class project management, communication and organisational skills with the ability to drive and influence the NPD agenda for the company.
If you're a food fanatic looking to sink your teeth into very unique opportunity with a stand-out food brand then this could that elusive role you’ve been waiting for! 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.