Development Chef

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: New Product Development
Location: North West England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Development Chef – Cheshire/Flintshire

DR Newitt are delighted to be partnering with a fast-moving Food manufacturing business to recruit a Senior New Product Development Chef for their Flintshire based site. Established over 30 years ago, the company holds its family values at the core of everything they do and they pride themselves on the passion that goes into all of the food solutions they produce.

The main responsibilities of this Senior NPD Chef position involve:
• Leading and delivering NPD strategy for the site
• Ensuring consistent innovation of new market leading and best in class products according to new food trends
• Supporting the customer interface, ensuring all work and NPD is delivered to agreed prices, timescales, current food legislation and codes of practice
• Ensuring all development briefs are met in a timely manner
• Managing customers’ requirements and expectation and ensuring these align with internal factory capabilities
• Ensuring products are commercially viable and in-line with company predictions
• Managing concept to customer final approval, ensuring that manufacturing variables are managed correctly and agreed deadlines are achieves
• Building strong working relationships both externally with the customer base and internally with efficient cross-functional teams

The ideal Senior NPD Chef will have/be:
• Experience in Ready Meals or similar products
• Experience working in a customer facing role
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• A real passion for food

In return you will receive a competitive salary circa £28-34K DOE

If this role is of interest, please send a copy of your CV to hazel.watson@drnewitt.com, or give me a call on 0161 833 0181 and ask for Hazel.
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Hazel Watson
hazel.watson@drnewitt.com

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