NPD Assistant

Blue Spark
East of England
25 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This established yet highly innovative business supplies delicious chilled products to prestigious retail customers. They are now seeking a Development Assistant who can support the NPD team on innovation projects.

The Role

Supporting the NPD team in all aspects of product development you’ll specifically take full responsibility for the preparation and co-ordination of all customer samples and ensuring the supporting documentation is completed correctly and in a timely fashion. You’ll be organising samples and taste panels whilst conducting store visits to gather information on products and ranges, undertaking competitor analysis activities and getting involved in innovation away days. You will also help to keep recipe documentation current, photographing samples and taking part in factory trials whilst organising raw materials and transport for samples to ensure they arrive in the best condition for your customers.

The Person

We are looking for a motivated self-starter who has a passion for food and an eagle eye for detail. You’ll have a positive can-do attitude and will be happy in a kitchen preparing samples and working in a team. You must also have great communication skills coupled with the initiative to effectively prioritise and manage your own workload.

If you are ready to take the first step into a development role within a supportive and progressive company then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for more information. 


Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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