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      NPD Assistant

      c. £28,000 pro rata Location: Suffolk / Norfolk border Product: Poultry Ref: 8689

      This role is working for an award-winning, prepared food manufacturer that creates delicious and innovative products that are supplied to and sold in all the major UK retailers and high-quality independent retail outlets.

      About the NPD Assistant job

      The purpose of your role will be the day-to-day management of New Product Development Kitchens ensuring they are to the required hygiene standard, tidy and organised. 

      Key tasks

      • Preparation of product concept samples for customer presentations, repeat samples for customer reviews and required samples for PR and photography requests. 
      • Intake and management of all new ingredients arriving for the new product development and liaising with ingredients suppliers.
      • Help with the updating of internal paperwork, updating recipes, cooking trials etc.
      • Assist in the development of new product cooking instructions, then cooking validations.
      • Liaising with Factory Production, Distribution and Technical regarding raw material requirements, incoming and outgoing samples.
      • Assistance with the organization of factory trials, (scale up from kitchen concept).
      • Shopping for market reviews, customer presentations and visitor lunches.

      About You

      • Experience of working within a professional kitchen or catering environment.
      • Good written and verbal communication skills
      • Ability to work in a fast paced ever changing environment with a large range of projects.
      • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and quick to learn.
      • A confident cook with a passion for food… everything food!
      • Happy to learn, not afraid to give it a go.

      More details

      The NPD Assistant job is based on the Norfolk / Suffolk Border and is paying c. £28,000 pro rata according to your experience – the working hours a total of 30 per week, Monday to Friday between 7.00am and 6.00pm 30 and are very flexible according to your needs.  A driver’s license is required.

      The package includes:

      • 28 days per annum inclusive of paid bank holidays.
      • Free onsite parking.
      • Subsidized canteen.
      • Staff shop sales.
      • Workplace pension (after initial qualifying period).
      • Staff and family events.
      • Monthly employee draws.
      • Long service awards.
      • Annual profit related bonus.
      • Private counselling support services.
    • Rob Salter
      recruiter

      Rob Salter, Recruitment Consultant, is the main point of contact for this role.

      If you have any questions about the job, please email rob@b3jobs.co.uk.

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