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NPD Chef

Blue Spark
East Midlands
Closing date
4 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

Our client is a well-established manufacturer in the chilled food arena who supply to the UK major multiples. With a distinctive market presence coupled with strong consumer understanding and excellent customer service, they are now looking for a Development Chef to lead NPD projects and keep their portfolio fresh, exciting and in line with the latest trends.

The Role

Reporting to the Head Innovations Chef you’ll play an influential role in creating delicious concepts and transforming them into factory successes.  You’ll be working with the team to drive the NPD Pipeline ensuring you bring the food agenda to life by managing a number of product briefs, revitalising existing ranges and developing new products.

You will be developing recipes using your culinary, ingredients and food trends knowledge, making sure they are in line with customer expectations. You’ll be presenting new concepts to retail customers to entice their consumers with thrilling new flavour profiles. The role will also include preparing customer samples, taste panels and working with ingredient suppliers all the while developing your skills and helping your team stay ahead in this competitive chilled sector.

The Candidate

You’ll possess excellent culinary knowledge, an obsessive passion for food and an understanding of up and coming market trends. You’ll have some previous food manufacturing experience where you have developed some amazing products for the retail market and are able to excel in a fast paced role. 

You'll have a natural ability to build relationships with your customers and enthuse them with your knowledge, food values and inspirational ideas. As well as being a personable, charismatic and forward thinking Chef, you must also have impeccable presentation and project management skills to really excel in this dynamic role.

Suit a Development / NPD Chef who can thrive in a hands on role and is keen to join an established and progressive innovations team.  If you’d like to hear more then please apply now or get in touch with Dhrutee to find out more – Tel: 0345 2600 737 or email us at,

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We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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