Development Chef

2 days left

Recruiter
Root2Recruitment
Location
Grimsby
Salary
£Attractive, DOE
Posted
03 May 2017
Expires
31 May 2017
Ref
1190R2R
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Development Chef to join an established International FMCG company.


The Company

An International FMCG company with offices based in Grimsby covering three sites. They deal with chilled, coated and smoked goods. They employ over 1000 (including agency) staff locally and have 75 years of experience offering superior premium quality.

 

The Position

To be the creative inspiration behind all new product launches. Using extensive knowledge and passion for food to support the development and commercial teams win new business


Role responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility for developing a proactive pipeline of product concepts, to influence our customers' direction and responding to customer NPD briefs.
  • Working closely with Head of Innovation, Marketing, Commercial and Category teams in order to identify insights relevant to private label customers.
  • Working collaboratively with other functions taking a hands-on approach and providing support where required outside core functional responsibilities
  • Work alongside commercial, marketing and the wider development team to continuously improve current products
  • Invest time to proactively stay up to date with latest food trends, new cuisines and restaurants by reading widely the food press, social media, blogs, visiting relevant restaurants and food shows.
  • Develop close working relationships with suppliers of ingredients to identify relevant food trends and co-create new concepts.
  • Work closely with process technologists during recipe development to ensure products are suitable for factory scale up.
  • Present new concepts to internal and external customers persuading and influencing as necessary.
  • Type up and handover accurate recipe details for costings, retailer submission sheets, nutritional calculations (Nutricalc) and new product specifications.

 

Benefits will include:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • HAPI Benefits Scheme
  • Company Shop Membership

 

The person

  • The successful applicant will be passionate about food, enthusiastic and have an in-depth knowledge of their product areas
  • You will have a hands-on approach, personally preparing samples and working alongside the operation and process staff during handover and scale up
  • We are looking for a team player that can contribute positively as well as listen, help and ask for help when necessary
  • A friendly approachable nature with a can-do attitude is required


Knowledge, Skills & Experience required

  • Sound experience in an NPD/Chef background with an eye for innovation; creative with a real passion for food.
  • Extensive knowledge of food trends and key influencers. Develop a reputation as the company food expert.
  • Preferably knowledge of fish and seafood including primary processing and added value.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to tight deadlines as it is a fast-paced business.
  • Able to combine creativity with an understanding of production practicalities and commercial requirements.
  • Confident and personable communicator with the ability to present passionately and authoritatively to customers.
  • Experienced and comfortable using IT to record and handover product recipes to other functions.
  • Must be flexible about working hours including early starts, late finishes and weekend work when required.
  • Full/clean driving license is essential and the ability to travel.

 

Location

  • The role will be based at one of their Grimsby sites but you will be required to travel to other sites as well as customers as and when required.

 

Keywords: Humberston, Immingham, Brigg, Scunthorpe, Louth, Gainsborough, Hull, Lincoln, Doncaster, Horncastle.

 

Root2 Recruit is working in partnership with this client and is acting as an employment agency. As part of the application process we will email you further information about the role which includes a brief application form for you to complete.

Root2 Recruit is working in partnership with this client and is acting as an employment agency. As part of the application process we will email you further information about the role which includes a brief application form for you to complete.

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