Innovations Manager

Blue Spark
South West England
27 Apr 2018
27 May 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This exciting brand is expanding in their existing categories whilst simultaneously exploring new opportunities. Determined to remain leaders in their categories through trend spotting and innovation they are constantly striving to improve the market and bring fresh, inspiring ideas to customers. As part of their growth strategy they are looking for an ambitious Innovations Manager to inspire and empower the development team and bring delicious creations to the table.

The Role

Combining your creativity and category insights knowledge, you’ll take responsibility for the long term innovation pipeline to ensure it is in line with the brand and business strategy. You’ll bring your enthusiasm to the table, seeking out the latest ingredients and flavour combinations whilst sourcing and identifying new supplier partnerships.

You’ll keep abreast of the latest food and consumer trends, identifying opportunities to develop new business channels for long term category growth by evaluating potential gaps in the market. This will include undertaking research, trend and market insight analysis, benchmarking and brain storming to give the business a creative edge over their competitors. Working closely with the product development team you’ll also inspire and influence food values across the business, whilst developing exciting innovative products that are inventive and aligned with the company values.

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious Product Developer or Innovations Manager with a notable track record of success. You’ll be an engaging foodie with experience gained within a complex or sweet chilled product area. Fully clued up on your trends, you’ll inspire others with your passion for new food and tenacity. Additionally, you’ll be compelling and persuasive with the ability to deliver effective presentations and will have a natural flair for influencing key stakeholders.

If you have the ability to spot the next new trend and translate that into a commercially viable product then apply now or call Jacs on 0345 2600 737.


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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