Development Baker

West Midlands
dependant upon experience
03 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Development Baker

David Wood Baking is a fast growing food manufacturing business operating out of 6 sites across the UK. Supplying most of the major retailers and discounters, food service firms and some of the UK’s leading brands with a selection of speciality bread, pies, sweet and savoury pastries and ready meal products through both frozen and ambient channels; DWB is an exciting and challenging place to work.

Our Development, Technical and Sales teams work closely together to innovate and deliver high quality goods that meet our customer’s briefs and technical standards. At this time we are looking for a competent baker to join our product development team to help the business to continue to grow with innovative baked products. In this role you will participate in all aspects of the concept to launch process including:

  • Creative brainstorming of new products, including new flavours and techniques, in line with customer briefs and DWB inspirational pipeline innovation streams
  • Kitchen based concept development work
  • Leading daily product sampling sessions
  • Factory trials of new products and improvements to existing products
  • Driving forward product standards
  • Sourcing of new ingredients
  • Product presentations internally and to customers

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, you have a passion for quality baked goods and possess the skill sets below we would love to hear from you

  • Competent “hands on” baker
  • Awareness of current food/ flavour trends and UK bakery market
  • Awareness of Good Manufacturing Practice and HACCP
  • Sound knowledge of properties of different dough/ batter types and ingredient functionality
  • Are able to work individually and as part of an extended team
  • Take a “common sense” approach
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and record keeping
  • Competent user of Microsoft office including word and excel
  • Flexibility to work outside of standard office hours when required
  • Flexibility to travel to other sites when required
  • Are eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

For more information about David Wood Baking please visit our website

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