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Development Chef

Jarvis Johnson
East Sussex
up to £35k per annum
Closing date
18 Nov 2021

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Contract Type
Development, Sales & Marketing, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a global food manufacturer with a pioneering spirit and passion for innovation is looking for a Development Chef for their site based in East Sussex.  The successful candidate will develop innovative food products in line with customer expectations in a very fast-moving department.

Reporting to the Business Development Chef, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Developing new product lines and making necessary amendments to existing products in accordance with customer requirements and briefs including price parameters
  • Matching customer recipes or innovating for their brands ensuring compliance to their agreed specifications, price constraints and brand standards
  • Producing recipes and cost calculation documentation for all new products
  • Delivering effective and knowledgeable product presentations to both current and potential clients with the aim of securing new business
  • Working with the production & quality team prior to and at initial production trials to ensure products & processes are meeting set criteria and that production samples match NPD samples

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experience in Developing Food Products
  • Creative and able to generate new product ideas for customers
  • Passionate foodie with a real interest in food and product development
  • Good Microsoft office skills and computer awareness
  • Confident in speaking and preparing food in front of customers
  • Able to demonstrate excellent craft skills
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Team player that can also work on own initiative

The Company:

  • A well-established Global Food Manufacturer
  • Modern and technologically advanced production site
  • Wide portfolio of high-quality innovative products
  • A safe and supportive environment where employees can make a genuine impact

The salary for this site-based role is up to £35k per annum and the working hours are Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

If you are interested, please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4583 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


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01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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