New Product Developer/Chef

Based in Co. Monaghan, our client is a leading and well-established producer & retailer of high quality food products.

Due to continued success, they have a requirement for a New Product Development Chef.

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate significant initiative and drive and will support staff development and product knowledge, so they can better inform and engage with the consumer.

You will lead the Product Development team and will be responsible for the successful development and control of new and existing products.


New Product Developer/Chef


In addition, the role includes:

  • Lead the Product Development team in the development, testing and production launch of new products
  • Responsible for product & recipe design and ingredient set up
  • Support the commercial and costing aspects of product development
  • Responsible for commercial presentations and interacting with new customers
  • Support the development of product specifications
  • Responsible for ensuring the smooth handover to factory floor and production teams


The ideal candidate:

  • Circa 4-5 years’ experience working as a chef (food product developer)
  • Ideally experience in a New Product Development (NPD) role with a passion for food and creative flair
  • Level 2 HACCP and a good appreciation of retail standards
  • An understanding of the importance of following procedures and a systematic approach (following and developing standard operating procedures, quality standards etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent awareness of food safety and allergen awareness
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally to visit various sites


A competitive salary and sociable work hours is available together with an opportunity to join a progressive employer who is trading strongly.

 You may call, in strict confidence, Conor MacNamara on + 44 (0) 28 3025 2407 or  + 44 (0) 7968 160122 for more information and a full Job Description. O’Kane Resourcing Ltd acts as a recruitment agency on behalf of the client. By applying for this position, you accept the Privacy Policy which can be found at



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