Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the chilled food arena who supply to the UK major multiples. With a distinctive market presence coupled with strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service, they are now looking for a new Head Development Chef to help with NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh, exciting and in line with the latest trends.
Reporting to the NPD Controller you’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts and transforming them into factory successes. You’ll be working with the team to drive the NPD Pipeline ensuring you bring the food agenda to life by managing a number of product briefs, revitalising existing ranges and developing new products. You’ll take ownership of food trawls and innovation days to showcase your foodie credentials and wow your customers. In addition you will be a key company flagbearer as you organise internal and external presentations, delivering quality and maintaining trust to cement relationships in this high profile customer facing role to keep the business as the supplier of choice.
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 need to 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.
Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.
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.