Nomad Foods Europe / Birds Eye

  • Country Chef France

    Job Locations FR-93-Noisy-Le-Grand
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1754
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    This exciting and challenging role leads all culinary responsibilities for France, Belgium and the Netherlands.  You will be the custodian of food values across the Nomad Foods brands and represent these passionately in the internal and external environments. 

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    • To provide culinary leadership in market and be first point of contact for assigned core categories
    • Be the custodian of food values across Nomad Foods brands for France, Belgium, and Netherlands representing these passionately in the internal and external environments.  Assist chefs in other markets as and when required (e.g., to help with a large innovation project via ‘hot house’ participation)
    • Maintain close links with the MU and the SU dividing your time between them to ensure optimal impact and influence (approx.. 30% travel from SU to MU)
    • Maintain close links with the category teams and input knowledge on trends and nutrition. Be an ambassador for the company Nutrition policy
    • Understand key drivers of liking across our product ranges and develop recipes that provide consumer satisfaction within cost constraints and Nomad Foods policies
    • Provide digital content to local markets and share best practise across Nomad Foods 
    • Understand key drivers of liking (DoL) for consumers on core products. Use data to give guidance on recipe development.

    Accountabilities

    • Deliver consumer satisfaction (maintain low complaints), high perceived quality products, high repeat rates.  Use sensory data (DoL) to drive product improvements
    • Deliver competitive advantage on core SKUs – hit KPIs for benchmarking
    • Ensure conformity to Nomad Foods Europe WOW - e.g., cooking instructions, nutrition calculation etc.
    • Ensure cooking instructions are validated for safety (priority) and optimal quality
    • Be the public face of Nomad Foods in market– knowledgeable about our products, quality & nutrition within the relevant categories.
    • Be first point of contact for assigned key product area. Input into ideation sessions and develop recipes within guidelines. Be flexible to change priorities as business needs change.
    • Provide relevant digital content in market that improves brand equity
    • Input into the yearly Nomad Foods trends publication.  Use this document to inspire and engage the organisation around food
    • Support sales activities for core SKUs where chef input adds value. Reject requests where chef input adds little or no value.
    • Support innovation lunches at a senior level where chef input adds value. Reject requests where chef input adds little or no value.
    • Drive synergies in our business and maximise rollout opportunities

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • High level culinary qualification.

    Desirable

    • Membership of Professional Culinary body

    Experience

    • High quality restaurant experience
    • Experience within food & drink FMCG.
    • Proficient in English language
    • Media exposure

    Desirable

    • Experience in frozen food
    • Knowledge & Skills
    • High level culinary skill
    • Food raw material understanding including commercial and supply chain constraints
    • Nutrition understanding and application in recipe development
    • Local culinary trends
    • Product development
    • Consumer understanding
    • People management
    • Deep understanding fish / poultry / vegetables and frozen food

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