NPD Chef

  • Product Development
  • Derbyshire / East Midlands, England, United Kingdom
  • £Negotiable
  • W6467
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Dhrutee - 0345 2600 737

The Company

An innovative chilled food manufacturer who are leaders within their category and supply many well-loved products to the major retailers. They now have an exciting opportunity for an NPD Chef to join the team.

The Role

Reporting to the Head Development Chef, you’ll be working to develop new products that enhance existing ranges, are on trend and give the current portfolio a competitive edge.

You’ll be working with the NPD team on new customer briefs, getting hands on to create new concepts or tweak existing products. You will be developing recipes using your superb culinary skills as well as your knowledge of ingredients and flavours. Your products not only need to taste amazing but also need to be on point commercially. The role is varied and will include preparing customer samples, benchmarking, working with ingredient suppliers, internal presentations and supporting with customer meetings / presentations. You’ll be involved in a number of projects covering long and short-term innovation, work closely with other sites and internal teams to help support business growth.

The Person

The role would suit a very capable chef who has a real passion for food, gets giddy about new ideas and concepts, and has the ability to inspire others. As well as having enviable culinary prowess, you will ideally have showcased your talents as a development chef with a fast paced food manufacturing business. Experience of working with retail / major multiple customers would be an advantage.

Articulate and confident, you’ll have great commercial acumen and an eye for trends. You will also boast marvellous communication skills which enable you to present succinct ideas and findings across departments and teams at all levels.

If you are a talented NPD Chef who can impress with their culinary creations and thrive in a team environment, then please apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

Ref: W6467


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.