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Dartford, Kent
Bakkavor Group

Proud to deliver high quality products and develop high- quality careers!

Senior Development Chef

Competitive salary

20% bonus

Private Health Care

Based in London, NW10 7RQ

37.5 hours per week

08.30am – 5pm

Monday Friday

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Bakkavor We re the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve probably eaten our food – you just didn’t realise it. We make innovative fresh products, with around 18,500 colleagues working across the UK, US and China. Were the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers (including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose). Were ambitious, full of ideas and ready for more people who share our values and passion for quality to join us.

Our Bakkavor London factory produce ready meals, houmous dips, deli products and savoury accompaniments.

Job Detail

As a Senior Development Chef you will Manage the culinary team to create and deliver quality product Development, demonstrating culinary expertise, innovative thinking and commercial awareness.

Person Profile:

To be a great Senior Development Chef you will be highly motivated with a passion for food innovation and a proven track record in Product Development

You will have:

A broad and deep culinary understanding and cuisine knowledge a true expert

Product Development experience of UK retail and FMCG

Strong people management and organisational skills

You will be:

Passionate to deliver commercial growth through Product Development

Innovative and creative

Role Accountabilities:

Has effective internal working relationships across key functions to support the Development process activity.

Leads the kitchen team to effectively deliver the development activity to the highest standard. Supports and mentors Chef team to achieve personal development.

Is open to change and strives for continuous improvement in product quality, margin enhancement, operational efficiency and ways of working.

Manages hospitality for customer and high-profile visits. Customer role: drives and leverages relationships with Customer Culinary team.

Has the ability to present product to internal and external customers, influencing through culinary knowledge, expertise, passion and flair with best in class food and presentation skills. Supports site with culinary expertise. Is able to convert feedback into appropriate action.

Drives the pipeline through inspirational and innovative product and process ideation. Has the ability to translate food trends into relevant and commercially viable product Development. Drives sector-led innovation opportunities.

Fully understands relevant site capabilities and has an understanding of broader Group capabilities.

Manages, maintains and runs the Development kitchen facility to a high standard.

Develops NPD and EPD, to an agreed quality and timescale, based on a strong understanding of all Development and commercial parameters. Seeks opportunities for margin enhancement.

Leader, creative, dynamic, passionate, demonstrable flair and finesse, effective communicator, ability to motivate others, alignment to BV values. A strong presenter and effective influence

Whats in it for you?

As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.

Additional benefits for this role include stakeholder pension scheme, personal accident Insurance, free independent mortgage advice, employee assistance programme, a range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans), discounted tutoring for children, access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary, proud to be and loyal service awards.

Our colleague wellbeing offering encompasses a range of emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions.

Proud to be Bakkavor

Were proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry – supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsburys and Waitrose.

Were driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team!

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