Business Development Chef

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Business Development Chef

  • Location:

    West Midlands

  • Sector:

    New Product Development

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000

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  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Are you a forward-thinking and driven Chef with a minimum of 6 years of culinary experience and a strong background in development chef or food manufacturing roles If so, we are looking for a Business Development Chef to join a Food Manufacturing business. The role: The role is Field based with regular travel required to meet clients. Our ‘Home’ site is Coventry. The central location is only ten minutes from Birmingham International airport and Birmingham International train station. Main purpose of role • Culinary Relationship Building: Develop and maintain strong culinary relationships with both current and potential customers in the Food Service and Bakery Industry. This role will require regular travel to meet clients, understand their needs, and showcase our innovative culinary solutions. • Business Development: Identify and capitalise on business opportunities, securing new contracts and partnerships in the Food Service and Bakery Industry. Work closely with the sales and marketing teams to expand our customer base. • Product Development: Collaborate with our Product Team in creating new, cutting-edge culinary products. Contribute to the development process by offering your culinary expertise and insights. • Product Showcasing: Present our Products in customer food presentations, trade shows, and internal meetings. Highlight the unique selling points that set us apart from our competitors. • Competitive Analysis: Stay informed about industry trends and competitors' offerings. Provide market insights and help position our products effectively. • Reporting: Quarterly review update for Business Unit meetings which includes communication of industry & competitor activity as it occurs. Experience Required • A minimum of 6 years of culinary experience. • Previous experience in a development chef or food manufacturing role is preferred but not essential. • A genuine passion for food and a commitment to culinary excellence. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • A willingness to travel to meet clients and attend industry events. On Offer: • £40,000 - £45,000 DOE • £500 per month car allowance • Westfield Health (following 3 months probationary period) • Life Assurance 3 x Base salary • Profit related pay scheme subject to business performance. • 32 days annual leave • Auto Enrolment Pension If you are interested in hearing more about it this position, please apply with your most recent CV or contact Iain Shanley for more information about the role.