This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly formed central innovation team at Pilgrim’s UK. We are the UK’s largest producer of higher welfare pigs and operate across a wide portfolio of added value products. We are looking for a creative individual to join our team to help shape our future innovation pipeline and support with sharing our passion for food and innovation across our business and retail partners. If you are a creative individual with a passion for food and looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you.

What wil I be doing?

As a Development Chef you will be:

Translating retailer briefs in to clear tangible products that are fit for purpose within the Pilgrim’s product portfolio, ensuring commercial & operational viability.

Working closely with our customer innovation teams to work ahead of product brief stage, allowing site teams to work collaboratively, delivering front end solutions to innovation concepts ensuring a smooth transition from concept to launch.

Building a strong working relationship and solid understanding of our sites process and capability, unlocking value creation through our current footprint.

Aware of current food trends, with the ability to showcase these trends through masterclass programmes, supper clubs & innovation sessions with customers and internal stakeholders, driving our passion for food initiatives and leading as a food business.

Sound interesting? Download the Role Profile to learn more!

What does good look like?

The successful candidate will be a passionate foodie and up with the latest trends. They will have an awareness of category and consumer insight coupled with commercial viability and factory process knowledge. They will have a culinary skillset and be a self starter who is tenacious, resilient and creative. Project management skills are required, as well as being flexible to travel.

Does this sound like you? Then we want to hear from you! Click apply today!

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