NPD Chef

  • Product Development
  • East Anglia
  • £negotiable
  • W6032
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Rachel - 0345 2600 737

The Company

This well-known chilled food manufacturer who are leaders within their category and supply many well-loved products to the multiples. This is an exciting opportunity for a budding NPD Chef to take the next step in their career with an established and continuously growing manufacturer.

The Role

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.

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.

The Person

Passionate and enthusiastic with a love of food you will ideally have previous food manufacturing experience. You’ll have good commercial acumen and well developed communication skills which enable you to present succinct ideas and findings across departments and teams at all levels. You will be well-presented and articulate, comfortable in a customer-facing role with excellent influencing skills and the ability to get customer ‘buy-in’. You’ll also be able to confidently use computers and Microsoft Office. If you are an established Chef looking to get into development, or are already in manufacturing and seeking a change then call Rachel today on 0345 2600 737.

We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.