NPD Chef (Maternity Contract)

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Home Counties
£20,000 - £25,000
Closing date
27 Mar 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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NPD Chef (Maternity Contract)

Job ref: 61970 | £20,000 - £25,000 | Home Counties

The company

We are seeking a talented individual to join a leading provider of premium quality products to food manufacturers, food service and retailers throughout the UK. The business has undergone significant growth due to their dedication to exceptional customer service and high-quality products.

The job

The purpose of your role as NPD Chef, will be to assist in the development of new and existing products and be an active member of the development team.

You will perform kitchen-based recipe development for company and customer development, coordinate production trials, manage the scale up and handover of new products, monitor early production to ensure delivery of the desired new product, accurately cost new products and product changes plus evaluate all new suppliers and ingredients introduced as part of the products you develop.

Your experience

To be considered for the NPD Chef job, you will ideally be educated within a culinary arts discipline and good knowledge of bakery, cakes, desserts or patisserie is essential. Previous experience of working as an NPD Chef within the food industry is highly desirable, although not essential as we would consider a talented and innovative Baker or Chef from the foodservice industry who is looking to step into food manufacturing. You will have a natural passion for food, especially baking, be highly organised and able to manage your own workload.

More details

The NPD Chef job is based in Home Counties region and is paying £20,000 - £25,000 according to individual skills and previous experience. The working hours are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This is a maternity cover contract with a duration of approximately 9-12 months.

How to apply

If this really sounds like you and you want to be considered for the NPD Chef job, please click the Apply button.

Or, alternatively you can apply directly for this job by emailing me, Etienne Robinson-Sivyer, quoting job reference 61970.

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We deal with food jobs covering product development / NPD, quality assurance / QA, technical, process, production, operations, planning, supply, sales, account management, engineering, microbiology, food technology, specifications, marketing, logistics, purchasing, hygiene and auditing. We cover all job levels including Assistants, Technologists, Technicians, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Managers and Directors.

Alternative job titles

Product Development Chef | Innovation Chef | NPD Chef | Junior Development Chef | Food Industry Chef Jobs | Food Manufacturing Development Jobs | Home Counties | South East UK | Berkshire

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