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NPD Chef, New Product Development Chef

Job Description

NPD Chef, New Product Development Chef

Commutable from Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham, Driffield, Hedon, Hessle, Hornsea, Hull, Leven, Preston, Willerby.


Salary and Benefits

£35,000 + Pension + Share Saver Scheme after 12 months


  • Chance to join a rapidly expanding business
  • This is a key role with the opportunity to help shape and develop the companies next products
  • Longer term opportunity to progress within the business



My client is a leading food manufacturing company who are looking to recruit an NPD Chef. The company have several sites across the UK and supply to the major supermarkets.

You must have the following:

  • Must have good IT skills
  • Must have experience of a Chef working within NPD
  • Must be creative and be able to come up with new ideas and concepts
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must have excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the confidence to be able to speak to customers and go through their specifications

The Role

The postholder must be able to provide a customer facing resource within the NPD department to innovate and develop new and exciting products for the department.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with relevant functions to proactively scope development opportunities to provide innovation and be part of presenting concepts to the customer to inspire NPD Briefs
  • Play an integral part in Innovation Sessions and Food Safari’s
  • Work with the site development teams to deliver new concepts and project
  • Work with relevant functions to source raw materials to ensure compliance with company and customer objectives
  • Liaise with external ingredient and packaging suppliers
  • Sample preparation for both internal and external presentations
  • Assist with cooking for internal and external presentations and present all products with accuracy, finesse and professionalism
  • Build and maintain a relationship with customer personnel giving a consistent approach and point of contact for pork categories
  • Work within tight time scales as set by the critical path ensuring that products are delivered to the correct specification satisfying customer and business, commercial, nutritional and process development requirements
  • Follow the NPD Process and be diligent at all times
  • Have an awareness of commercials and consider during development of concepts
  • Work as an integral member of the NPD team networking with other internal departments, suppliers and the customer as required
  • Play a major role in testing the feasibility of products with the cross functional site teams



RoS International Ltd is a well-established and respected Engineering and Technical Recruitment Company. Since 1991 we have been placing staff into both permanent and contract vacancies throughout the UK.

We often have such a large response to our advertisements that we are unable to provide feedback to every applicant. If you do not receive an email from us within the next 14 days your application has been unsuccessful. We would like to keep your details on file for future vacancies unless you state otherwise.