NPD Chef / Concept Developer

  • Product Development
  • East Anglia
  • £negotiable
  • W6053
  • If you would like to discuss this job, please contact:
    Dhrutee - 0345 2600 737

The Company

A well-known chilled food manufacturer who are leaders within their category and supply many well-loved products to the major retailers. They have an exciting opportunity for an NPD Chef or Concept Developer to join their innovations team.

The Role

This hands on role will support the NPD team, developing new ideas and recipes which will be seen up and down the country. You will be working with the team on new briefs and also enhancing current products to give them a competitive edge.

Eager to get involved, you’ll be happy working in the NPD kitchen creating new product concepts, carrying out internal and external taste panels whilst using consumer feedback to deliver NPD projects which are both great tasting and commercially viable.

You will be developing recipes using your culinary, ingredients and food trends knowledge, making sure they are in line with customer expectations. You’ll be presenting ideas and concepts to entice consumers with thrilling new flavour profiles. The role will also include preparing customer samples and conducting competitive shopping, all the while developing your skills and helping your team stay ahead in this competitive chilled sector.

The Person

Passionate and enthusiastic with a real love of food, you will ideally have previous food manufacturing experience where you have developed products for the retailers. Experience of seasoning or coatings would be a real advantage.

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.

Suit a development chef or concept developer who can thrive in a hands on role and is keen to join an established and progressive NPD team.

Please call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information or email your CV across.

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.

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.