Product Developer / Food Technologist (Part-time)

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
29 Oct 2018
Closes
29 Nov 2018
Ref
F5762
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant entrepreneurial food brand where you can share and indulge your passion for innovation? This premium brand are rapidly expanding with ambitions to be the greatest in their sector through captivating consumers with their culinary creations and inspired flavour combinations. To help them expand they need a highly talented, engaging and tenacious Developer who can bring divinely delicious ideas to the table.

The Role

As an integral member of this growing company you’ll be managing the entire development process for this adventurous and enterprising brand. No two days will ever be the same as you take ownership of NPD projects from ideation stage all the way through to product launch and beyond. A champion of innovation and quality, you’ll work closely with your manufacturing partners to develop pioneering ranges, using your creative flair and commercial acumen to push the boundaries for your growing consumer base.   

Another aspect of this multifaceted role will involve working closely with manufacturing partners and suppliers, building strong rapport with key contacts and managing resources to ensure the consistently flawless production of your product ranges. You’ll also develop the supplier network spanning the UK and Europe, searching for new ways to improve ingredients and raw materials to guarantee the highest quality at all stages whilst upholding brand integrity in line with the company’s core values. In addition, you’ll be managing labelling, artwork and packaging processes for new and existing product ranges, ensuring food legislation is met whilst clearly communicating the brand message with confidence and finesse.

Not only will you have the chance to develop your career with an amazing entrepreneurial business, you’ll collaborate with everyone in this close-knit, cross-functional team and be given the opportunity to really get to grips with how the company works from beginning to end. By gaining an understanding of the business as a whole, you’ll build on your strong knowledge of the food industry and branded products whilst broadening your NPD repertoire with a highly desirable company that is making a name for itself in the UK market.

The Candidate

We're looking for an exceptionally talented Product Developer who has the creative, technical and commercial skills to lead key NPD projects for this ambitious brand. Experience may have been gained from a food manufacturing, brand or retail environment but you must have proven NPD successes, a solid technical understanding and have launched some great products to market. This is a rare chance to really build on your career with a really foodie, entrepreneurial business and be part of a high profile team. As well as being a self-starter with resilience, tenacity and lots of enthusiasm you will need to possess exceptional project management, communication and organisational skills with the ability to drive and influence the NPD agenda for the company.

If you're a food fanatic looking to sink your teeth into very unique opportunity with a stand-out food brand then this could that elusive innovations role you’ve been waiting for! Apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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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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