Development Chef

Development Chef

  • Location


  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing, General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    Circa £50,000

  • Contact:

    Rebecca Osborne

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8950

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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A leading chilled food manufacturer based in Northern Surrey (within M25 ring road) is currently seeking a Development Chef to manage and maintain the on-going development of new and existing products for the major retailer accounts. This role will report into the Head of Development.

You will be a development chef used to working in a high speed, food manufacturing environment. You will be creative and innovative and be used to developing products for the major retailer accounts. Experience within a chilled manufacturing environment will be deemed highly beneficial.

Development Chef Key responsibilities:
• Effectively work within the development kitchen in formulating new innovative recipes and improvements of existing recipes
• Initiate and undertake market research to monitor and assess developments within the product range
• Ensure compliance of all relevant Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and Environmental Legislation in the Production Development kitchens and associated locations
• Identify market niches and opportunities to which existing products could be tailored and new products developed
• Liaise closely with the other departments to ensure consistency within the development of new products and improvement of existing products
• Review and evaluate the success of new products and product enhancements
• Undertake effective communication with external, internal customers/contacts, to support product development activities
• Co-ordinate and ensure adherence to the NPD Critical Path Planning Framework.
• Ensure that any new products or product enhancement is feasible, safe and takes account of the capacity available within the production areas
• Be responsible for communicating recipes to Finance within appropriate timescales and responding to any queries
• Submit recipes with full costings on time and in full
• Be responsible for communicating methods for product launches and recipe changes as appropriate
• Arrange and co-ordinate product samples, requirements and deliveries.
• Monitor cost control monthly and justify against annual budget

Application via CV or please call 0151 666 8955

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