Head of Food Development- FMCG national food operator

£50k - 55k per year + car & bonus
09 Oct 2018
06 Nov 2018
Taj Rai
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Food Development– FMCG national food operator


£50,000-£55,000 plus car & bonus

Who will you be working for?

Leading food operator, offering branded and private-label goods to national hotel and restaurant groups in the UK.

What are we looking for?

This role is all about driving commercial & beneficial category improvements as well as developing a partnership with customers and owning the chef-to-chef relationship As the Head of Food Development, you will develop, lead and execute food development plans and amazing recipes that are maximised to their fullest potential.

Responsibilities –

  • Develop, lead and execute a food development plan and vision
  • Plan and deliver food innovation sessions in line with customer briefs
  • Responsible for bringing bespoke lines through the NPD process from concept to launch
  • Support for the national sales team in promoting new sales
  • Manage range reviews and specifications on existing lines to ensure maximum efficiency for customers
  • Manage customer development relationships
  • Managing and developing the development team and support manager
  • Targeting and measuring a profitable return on the food development investment
  • Assisting the new business function when presenting to new customers –with the key stakeholders and demonstrating the scope of NPD platform
  • Back of house/back to floor visits- understanding the customer and fit for purpose products


  • Must have experience as a Development Chef within foodservice or food retail
  • Sound knowledge of fresh produce and seasonality 
  • Knowledge of food production/ manufacturing
  • Customer focused, and solutions driven
  • Good communication and presentation skills

Does this sound like you?

If you are keen to discuss the details further, please apply today or send your cv to taj@corecruitment.com


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