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Kitchen Assistant

b3 jobs
Halstead, Essex
£22,000 - £23,000
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Kitchen Assistant

£22,000 - £23,000
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8545

The company

This business has experienced tremendous success and is proud of its reputation for providing exceptional customer service and superior quality products supplying a range of products to retail, wholesale and other manufacturers. This business has experienced tremendous success and is proud of its reputation for providing exceptional customer service and superior quality products.

About the Kitchen Assistant job

The purpose of your role will be to oversee the day-to-day management of the NPD kitchen ensuring that all samples requests (bulk ingredients / retail packs / NPD samples) are delivered efficiently, stock levels are sufficient, resolve any relevant issues and provide support for ongoing projects.


Key tasks

  • Make up and send out samples as requested by the NPD team as well as managing stock control and rotation of all ingredients, development samples, and ensure packaging is at sufficient levels. Order stock replenishments from warehouse as required according to the agreed process. Pick ingredients and stock on behalf of the technical department when required and liaise with all departments efficiently.   Ensure and maintain high levels of tidiness and cleanliness in the NPD kitchen and assisting other members of the NPD team with projects where required. Manage incoming parcels and shopping for benchmarking samples minimising spend wherever possible. Continuously build knowledge of the ingredients supplied and their key qualities, as well as your understanding of packaging including films/bags/cases/pots & labels. To maintain the standards for product safety, legality, traceability, quality, hygiene, and housekeeping requirements. Any other duties requested by a Manager or Director.

About You

The successful candidate should possess the ability to work autonomously and with a team whilst dealing with complexity of products, projects, and customers. Have a good understanding of food hygiene, excellent organizational skills and hold a valid UK driving license.

  • Computer literate notably Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in a similar role would be desirable.

More details


The Kitchen Assistant job is based in Essex and is paying £22,000 - £23,000 according to your experience.

The package includes 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Alternate job titles

Graduate Development Technologist | Product Development Assistant | Junior NPD Technologist | Food Product Developer | Food NPD Jobs | Food Science Graduate Jobs



Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
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  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

We genuinely strive to provide you with what you want – a job that not only offers the salary you’re after, but also the career progression and job satisfaction that makes going to work all the more worthwhile. Enough trumpet blowing though – visit our website to read just some of our happy previous candidate testimonials - we are more than happy to let our reputation precede us!

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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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