Reporting to the Head of NPD, delivering new to market customer and strategic concepts through the NPD process in order to launch high quality, best in class, and innovative products for LUUK and our customers and in turn facilitate both sales and bottom line profit growth.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
- Responsible for new concept planning & the Bagshot development kitchen function, feeding planned workflow into the NPD gate process.
- To continuously provide inspiring and creative ideas and solutions to customers, the internal NPD team and the wider business. To be seen as the creative juice for the team!
- Responsible for a full time Development Chef, growing & developing their skills to deliver the team KPI’s.
- Ensure that all new products are developed in line with LUUK product strategy (Innovation pipeline) and within commercial, technical and operational parameters.
- Responsible for writing, recording and communicating new recipes to the customer facing NPD manager.
- Follow the NPD process & work in conjunction with LUUK’s Head of purchasing to create and communicate new raw material briefings to LUUKs supply base (current & new).
- Sound practical skills and knowledge in the creation of laminated & yeasted dough’s and pastries.
- A proven record of accomplishment for launching commercially and technically sound development concepts within the food industry/bakery industry.
- The ability to influence key stakeholders both internally & externally regarding new ideas.
- The ability to work well under pressure.
- Ability to prioritise workloads.
- Be a good communicator (both oral and written).
- Good level of computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- A pioneering role in a changing and growing company with a vision to become a global leader in its industry.
- Making a difference and contributing significantly to something greater than yourself
- Work in an international, entrepreneurial environment
- Future career development to senior roles both local or international
- A competitive remuneration package
Please contact Lauren Moch on firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward hearing from you!