Development Chef

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As a Development Chef you will focus on improving existing recipes & delivering innovation, providing creative food leadership and you will be pushing the boundaries of conventional food development to deliver fabulous products. 

You will work closely with PD, Process and Commercial to ensure alignment and delivery of the overall strategy, making sure that technical & operational requirements are always a key consideration in meeting customer needs.

Job DescriptionYou may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing c. 11,500 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here in Boston we employ around 400 colleagues and produce ready to eat salads, prepared vegetables and snacks for many of the major retailers such as Coop, Boots, Greggs, Costco, Spar and BOL.

What we’re looking for
You will have a real passion for food and possess a creative mind-set to channel your imagination. 
Ideally you will have advanced through the ranks as a career chef within the restaurant trade before moving into food manufacturing and gaining experience in product development and food technology.  
Organisation, recipe accuracy and ability to plan your own workload are key.
Experience within a manufacturing environment is ideal in order to translate your creative elements into finished products for high volume manufacturing.
Communication and relationship management are vitally important so a good understanding of PowerPoint alongside strong presentation skills will be a must!
Working as our Development Chef , you will need to be aware that all the creativity does have to create a product that is manufactured on a very large scale, so a proven track record of translating new food products into commercially viable ideas is essential.
You’ll have a meticulous attention to detail and we’d look for you to be keeping very detailed records for your recipes.
You’ll also understand the commercial side to cooking so you’ll be able to cost and replicate recipes.
With the role having so many stakeholders you’ll need to be comfortable communicating and presenting your ideas and understanding others.If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

What you’ll get in return
Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Pension up to 8% matched
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platformThroughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career

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