R&D Pastry Chef



  • Accounting & Finance
  • Job Code: 9M4090711012
  • Posted: October 12, 2018
The Job has been filled
Our client is one of the top leaders of their industry and boast of employees that truly take pride in what they do. Due to an upwards trend in their business and company’s vision they are in need of bringing in a R&D pastry Chef to support their Product Development team. Reporting to the Director Of Culinary PDI you will be responsible for new product development.

  • Would be accountable for designing and developing new products based on business case and project scope. Developing new product from concept to development, supporting through to commercialization.
  • Equipment, ingredient and product testing knowledge
  • An inventive, imaginative, tenacious problem solver who has a passion for creating new products
  • Strong culinary / baking / technical / food science background.
  • Knowledge of industry trends, newest ingredients, top chefs and competitors
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Exceptionally accurate documents, guidelines, test data and trial plans
  • Consistent and accurate updates to Sr Director PDI on status of all projects.
  • Identification of risks to new product time lines and ensures communication to the Sr Director PDI.
  • Key participant in delivering all new product launches to market
  • Formulation of proof of concept samples for new products.
  • Preparation and presentation samples and specifications for customer presentations sign off.
  • Key contributor to the internal innovation process from a culinary perspective, through identification of trends and new product development opportunities to support customer needs.
  • Meeting deadlines of the product development process to ensure smooth and efficient collaboration with the marketing, procurement and operations teams.
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional palate and sensory skills.

THIS ROLE IS FOR YOU IF you possess–
Educational Qualifications:
  • Red Seal or equivalent designation is desirable as is a Culinary Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program.
  • Food Science Degree or Food Technology Diploma desired.

Experience & Skills:
  • 8 years bakery or pastry experience; product developer in a bakery environment, manufacturing a requirement.
  • 10 – 15% travel. Some random shift start times based on new product launches.
  • Exceptional ability to prepare desserts/cakes/barks etc. and develop exciting market driven products
  • An in depth understanding of customer needs and achievement orientation
  • Ability to act and drive for solution
  • Ability to multitask on various projects and to manage such projects within timely fashion involving cross organizational teams.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) SharePoint and ERP / Navision systems. Strong computer skills
  • Strong history of creative product development
  • Self-directed individual with initiative, responsible for managing own projects and ensuring all timelines are met or exceeded.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to represent the company and project team in a professional manner.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Management of accurate and up to date records – electronic and hard copy
  • Experience working in a manufacturing facility or industrial bakery
  • Past history of working on C/F teams

What's in it for you???
Apart from a competitive salary and full benefits (including MSP) you will be part of an organization that supports its employee’s best interest professionally and personally.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Meenakshi Gulati, Consultant, David Aplin Group Accounting-Finance & Human Resources. Visit our website at www.aplin.com to view our job opportunities, career tips and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Accounting & Finance / Human Resources



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