Innovation Chef (432212)

Last updated 13 days ago
Location:Baulkham Hills
Job Type:Full Time

  • Parental Leave Cover

  • Agile Operating Model & genuine development opportunities

  • Norwest Support Offices, Sydney

About Us


Woolworths is proud to be Aussie, through and through. It's why 96% of our fresh fruit & veg comes from our very own backyard and it's also the reason why 100% of our fresh meat comes from Australian farms and nowhere else. Welcome to Australia's Fresh Food People!


We are much more than a supermarket though, we are part of Australia's biggest retail group, Woolworths Limited, and have the most trusted food, liquor and general merchandise brands. The role is based within our Woolworths Food Company business, which is responsible for the management and development of all Woolworths Own and Exclusive labels. We believe that the Woolworths Food Company is the most exciting part of our business and we’re obsessed with our products! Our drive to delight the customer is changing the face of Australian retail.

About the Role

We are looking for one passionate and experienced Innovation Chef with expertise in meal & product developement to join our Woolworths Food Company (WFC) team to develop and refresh a portfolio of products that are great tasting, great quality and innovative. We'll leverage, nurture and grow our best talent to drive points of difference and create a sustainable, collaborative and agile culture where we continue to evolve and put the customer at the centre of everything we do.

As an Innovation Chef, you will be a part of our close-knit food innovator team. You will be responsible for supporting the new produce development and recipe development process from a culinary perspective.

If you are passionate about food, health & sustainability & have relevant project experience with the ability to build strong relationships then here is the chance to reach customers, improve products and systems and pioneer new relationships.

Your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Working on new product development

  • Developing food innovator workshops and other food culture initiatives

  • Monitoring, researching and reporting on food trends both locally and internationally

  • Training and mentoring junior innovation chef interns

  • Liaising with Product Developers, Suppliers and Woolworths Buyers

To be successful in securing this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary Chef qualifiations

  • Experience in NPD either at a retailer or supplier

  • Substantial culinary experience

  • A background in a corporate environment

  • Impressive communication skills

  • A true passion for product development

  • A strong ability to work well within a team environment

We Will Offer You

  • Attractive remuneration package - including base salary, super

  • Added benefits - Including staff discounts, healthcare option, social club and much more (Site dependant)

  • Tech options - Woolworths are the largest employer of Google Apps in Australia, are early adopters of Agile and have Bring Your Own Device options too

  • Work variety - The opportunity to work on multiple brands and sizeable projects

  • Training and Education - We pride ourselves in helping you realise your potential and give you the opportunity to be innovative

  • An exciting career path - As our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people


Want to connect? Connect with us on LinkedIn. We’re also social! - connect with us at #WOWcareers through LinkedIn or via www.wowcareers.com.au

Joining the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via www.wowcareers.com.au. #LI #work180

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.