NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
South East England
02 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Long established suppliers of ambient wholesome ingredients; they count retailers, manufacturers and foodservice businesses among their customers and take pride in the quality of their products. Their commitment to service and innovation within their category means they are looking to expand their current NPD team with a new Product Developer.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive business where you’ll support key NPD projects, contributing to the development of new concepts and updating existing products in line with customer briefs for branded and own label ranges. You’ll play a pivotal role in developing innovative new products whilst also refreshing existing ranges in line with current and emerging food trends. You’ll be assisting with the NPD process in line with the critical path, co-ordinating day-to-day activities including producing samples and recipes whilst supporting the team by gathering key industry information and product data for customer presentations. The role will also involve trialling products in the factory and taking them through to launch in line with the critical path, liaising within internal teams to successfully deliver ranges to market.

The Person

We are looking for a creative and foodie graduate – ideally one who has had placement experience, with a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. You will have a passion for innovation and will be happy to get hands on during the development process. As well as being a self-starter with resilience, tenacity and lots of enthusiasm you will need to possess good project management, I.T and organisational skills with the ability to work autonomously and within a team.

If you are looking for the chance to work in an exciting and diverse product category apply today or call Rachel on 0345 2600 737.


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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