Food Product Developer

Location
London
Salary
£35-45k + Benefits
Posted
19 Jun 2017
Closes
19 Jul 2017
Ref
KA/11182
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you a Passionate and Creative Food Developer? A leading exciting food company is seeking to recruit an innovative Food Product Developer who will join the existing and growing food team.

Main Responsibilities
The main purpose of your role will be to formulate, direct and deliver commercial product development in line with the Food Business strategy, focusing on achieving innovative and high quality product ranges that meet the brand values.  
You will be responsible for developing and preparing delicious food products and recipes ensuring that these can be made easily, taking into account all operational issues, launch time frames and commercial guidelines.  
In order to be successful within this role you will need to keep up to date with trends in foods, lifestyle, packaging and ingredients in order to ensure the food exceeds customer expectations and stays ahead of the competition.  
You will need to work cross functionally with other areas of the business to ensure that ingredients and finished products are safe and kept to the correct specifications.

Key Skills Required
An absolute passion for food and in particular a great enthusiasm for fresh, natural food.
Minimum of 3 years NPD/Chef experience or equivalent ideally within a retail or food service environment
Sound financial and commercial acumen 
Good knowledge of shop operations
You will need to have excellent attention to detail 
Ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines without compromising standards
Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written)
Ability to challenge perceived norms in production and recipes

This company is really an fantastic place to work, candidates that I have placed there love the company and also boast about the great benefits this company offers to their staff.

If you are the type of person who enjoys working on developing high quality food products, getting hands on and is passionate about food innovation then this is truly an excellent opportunity.