Product Design Chef

DELI LITES are currently recruiting for an Product Design Chef for our busy New Product Development department. As Product Design Chef you will echo the quality, legality and authenticity of all our values at DELI LITES and give customers the opportunity to achieve their extraordinary results through the passion we have for our people and food

Job Description

Your Duties:

  • Liaising with Food Innovation Manager and NPI Team, Quality, Production, Technical and Purchasing, to introduce new products/ranges to the business in line with the company strategy eg, Sandwiches, Salads, Dressings, Snacks and Bakery with a focus on Current and Future Trends.
  • Liaising with customers to present exciting new ideas and concepts and present DELI LITES in a way that demonstrates our commitment to Food Innovation.
  • Carrying out NPD tasks in compliance with each gate stage of the procedure.
  • Carrying Out Product Development.
  • Ensure product samples sent to customers are made to specification and customer requirements prior to dispatch.
  • Ensure all products are developed in line with NPD procedure and any customer codes of practice as required.
  • Ensure safe development of products by using suppliers with appropriate credentials and raw materials that do not put product safety at risk or that of other raw materials.
  • Conducting quality assessments of product on an on-going basis to include: Taste Testing, Compliance to Specification and Benchmarking
  • Monitoring of existing products to ensure that they meet specifications and live up to brand expectations.
  • Hold a weekly concept lunch to showcase what is being worked on.
  • Proven Experience in a similar role.

Desired Criteria:

  • Up to date with current trends and emerging trends in the industry to keep the company ahead of the competition.
  • 3rd Level qualification in Food Science or a related subject
  • Proven experience in food innovation and development, NPD role or similar field, developing new recipes and products in line with company objectives
  • Ability to take ideas from initial concept to product launch
  • A genuine love and passion for food.

In Return you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Discounted Award Winning Sandwiches, Salads, Wraps, Traybakes and Treats
  • Free On-Site Parking

To Apply send your CV to [email protected]