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


Due to high numbers of applicants we aren’t always able to provide feedback, if you do not hear from us in 2 weeks’ time please assume you have not been successful. However, don’t hesitate to get int ouch!

Get social…….



Tweet us @COREcruitment  

Apply for Head of Food Development- FMCG national food operator

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB

4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from GrocerJobs by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on GrocerJobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs