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General information

All posting locations: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Department: 01 - 02 - Business / Category Development

Date Published: 09-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position
We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Business Development Chef to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Business Development Chef lies within the UK Foodservice business. You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into the Culinary Sales Manager. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. Helping the sales team to pursue new business by developing culinary relationships with end-customers will be your primary responsibility. 
In brief- you will be responsible for; • Leading culinary sales sessions with multiple customers- designing menus and preparing food that best showcases our range • Reviewing customer menus to assess gaps and identify how Kraft Heinz products could elevate their current offerings • Support trade show strategic development and execution  • Working with Sales Development team to build relationships with top customers together  • Sharing chef-to-chef insights with the sales and innovation team  • Consistently working to increase culinary knowledge of the broader Foodservice team  • Supporting the broader business with internal tastings for new products or new product ideation
Hard Skills Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.
• BSc required • Experience of presenting culinary techniques / new recipes to an audience of industry professionals  • Ability to develop menus (and cook to demonstrate) across a wide array of customer concepts- ranging from fast food- to casual dining and pubs  • The ability to develop a menu or product based on a client brief 
Professional Attributes 
• Communication Skills o At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.  • Creative o Ability to apply our productive portfolio in creative and innovative ways that are relevant to the customer you are presenting to  • Self Starter o You’re a go getter- you’re not easily thrown off your game- not even when you get resistance.    • Result driven

o You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.  • Project management skills o Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.  • Team player o Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.  
What we offer you
• An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;   • A fast career track like only few other companies can match; • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action! 

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