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NPD Chef - hybrid

b3 jobs
Hybrid - West London
£40,000 - £45,000
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

NPD Chef - hybrid

£40,000 - £45,000
West London
Job ref: 8704

The company

This premium quality, food-to-go producer operates globally as part of a leading food group.  The business partners with world-class manufacturers, customising products and packaging to suit individual customer needs while managing a complex supply chain with the highest level of precision.

About the NPD Chef - hybrid job

The purpose of your role will be to develop new product lines in accordance with customer requirements and briefs issued by the category management team.

Key tasks

  • Oversee all culinary innovation projects from design to delivery and ensure quality throughout the process.
  • Work closely with the culinary development teams on market research and new product lines.
  • Create new and innovative recipes from product sourcing to launching live own brand propositions.
  • Customer and menu presentations. Build strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, internal and external suppliers. Produce cost calculation documentation for P&L review and consideration.

About You

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in 5* culinary hospitality and or food retail market with 2+ years’ management/supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Food brand development experience preferred.
  • An understanding of manufacturing operating systems understanding (BOM’s, ERP, purchasing, supply chain management, development tools, research and analysis tools and programs)
  • Ideally food qualifications but must have strong food knowledge, commercial awareness and time management skills.

More details

The NPD Chef job is based in West London and is paying £40,000 - £45,000 according to your experience.  This is a hybrid role - 2 days onsite but you must be flexible to come in when needed. Some travel is required so you must have a full UK driver’s licence.

Alternate job titles

Senior Development Chef | Development Chef | New Product Development Chef | Business Chef | Innovation Chef | Menu Development Chef | Food Manufacturing NPD Jobs | Head Chef | Sous Chef | Chef de Partie 



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!
  • to give you friendly, ethical, honest and expert recruitment services
  • 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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