Innovation Development Chef
We have a brand new and exciting role where you will have the control to shape the way we think about our future food innovations within Greencore.
You will be working closely with key internal stakeholders, our suppliers and customers to lead and inspire our development teams. You’ll be tasked with helping to understand how we can use new and innovative ingredients and encourage the latest thinking to be built into our strategy and development plans.
We are looking for a person who can not only mould this role into their own but who also lives and breathes both food innovation and development.
As our Innovation Development Chef you’ll be tasked with helping to expand and build a strong culture of creativity across our Innovation team linking in to our suppliers, customers and wider business.
You’ll also be leading the creative process, pushing boundaries to ensure you are always be aware of both present and emerging food trends.
You’ll need to really love exploring food trends and culinary insight as this is going to play a core part of how you work and influence.
It’s a really exciting opportunity to provide inspirational and innovative food leadership and to challenge the team to deliver first to market products, both with food and with technology.
You’ll be a natural communicator with the ability to develop really strong relationship with our suppliers and internally across the business.
Previous experience within the food manufacturing industry is essential
A strong focus on innovation and standards – making you manufacturing savvy.
Proven track record of translating new food products into commercially viable ideas is essential.
You’ll have a meticulous attention to detail and understanding of stage gate processes.
You’ll also understand the commercial side to cooking so you’ll be able to cost and replicate recipes.
With the role having so many stakeholders you’ll need to be comfortable communicating and presenting your ideas and understanding others.
About the company
Greencore is a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK. It supplies grocery and other retailers including all of the major UK supermarkets. The Group has strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, sushi, salads, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.
On an annual basis, Greencore manufactures around 706 million sandwiches and other food to go products, 144 million chilled prepared meals, and 226 million bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. The Group carries out around 7,500 deliveries to stores each day.
Greencore has 15 world-class manufacturing sites in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. The Group has an annual turnover of ca.£1.5bn, employs approximately 11,300 people and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.