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Development Chef - Chilled Ready Meals, London

£35,000 - £45,000 per annum plus Excellent Co. Benefits

South East and London

REF: FTL895332C

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An NPD Chef who feels restricted, or who's hit their career ceiling, need to see this...

Imagine working in a kitchen producing the sector’s best chilled ready meal products over a range of cuisines. Then imagine a business that promotes from within and offers a real career succession plan. One of the reasons why a role like this doesn’t come up often here! An opportunity like this, should be seriously considered.

Here you’re joining a large and creative NPD Team, creating chilled ready meal dishes with the UK's major grocery retailers. Because of your product development experience within food manufacturing, you'll already know what is expected in a competitive marketplace. Examples of your career highlights within NPD for food retailers can be shared at interview.

There are very few restrictions, as the whole team push for ‘new and improved’ in all areas. ‘First to market’ is key to maintaining their market leading position, which in turn sees them maintain key customer relationships with the best UK retailers.

In the open plan kitchen you’ve got the latest equipment that truly represent a market leading food company. It promotes exploration and innovation wherever possible, whilst guarding the classics, they have developed over time, too.

The Development Chefs are motivated and skilled in their culinary craft, originally hailing from high-end restaurants all over the world. Supported by bright and innovative Development Technologists, you’ll manage a competent team with the best facilities available. That’s why your Product Development management and leadership skills must be strong, so you can fuse your culinary and commercial skills in a demanding and discerning sector.

As this business continues its growth and expansion (having recently made strategic purchases of competitor business, also winning new accounts from others) They reach even further across the UK, Europe as well as two other continents. The benefit to you being personal development that offer career succession with few limitations.

Give your CV a re-fresh and get in touch. I imagine it’s an opportunity that could sit high on your Christmas wish list!


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