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Pastry Chef / NPD Technologist

b3 jobs
£20,000 - £26,000
Closing date
17 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Pastry Chef / NPD Technologist

Job ref: 7985 | £20,000 - £26,000 | Essex

The company

The business is a successful, family-run company that manufacturers premium food products for national and international retail, foodservice, and catering customers.

The company operates from a state-of-the-art, high-care production facility, incorporating the most up-to-date processes and equipment.

The job

The purpose of your role is to assist with the development of innovative, creative, and delicious chilled products in response to customer briefs, including major UK retailers.

Key tasks:

  • Assist with the project management of NPD briefs, from concept to launch.
  • Plan, manage and report on NPD trials.
  • Maintain good customer contact throughout the development period.
  • Oversee pre-production and launches.
  • Coordinate customer samples.
  • Complete product costings and ensure all technical, nutritional information etc. is accurate.
  • Carry out customer presentations.
  • Carry out reviews of competitor products and market trends.

About you

The business would consider a variety of backgrounds for the role. You may be a recent food graduate looking to start your food product development career, or perhaps you already have food NPD experience (ideally chilled, prepared products) and are looking for progression.

The business would also consider someone with a Pastry Chef or Patisserie related background who is looking to move into retail food product development.

What is essential, is a clear passion for food innovation and creativity together with an awareness of market trends and consumer taste.

You will also have fantastic communication skills, be highly organised, taking immense pride in your projects, fueled by the excitement of seeing your delicious products on the supermarket shelves! 

More details

The Pastry Chef / NPD Technologist job is based in Essex and is paying £20,000 - £26,000 according to your experience.

Alternate job titles

New Product Development Technologist | NPD Technician | Food Product Developer | Graduate Food Product Development Jobs | Food Science Jobs | Patisserie Jobs | Pastry Chef | Patisserie Chef | Food NPD Jobs in Essex


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