Development Technologist

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
23 Sep 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This innovative and ambitious company is expanding their passionate development team and is now looking for a Development Technologist to help drive NPD for a range of customers across retail and food service.

The Role

Reporting to Head of Innovation you will be an integral member of the development team helping to guarantee the effective development of new products in this exciting product category.

This is a fast pace role where you’ll be working closely with the development chef to prepare customer presentations as well as managing the completion of NPD information such as sub forms, cooking instructions, nutritional data, cooking validation and QAS.

You’ll work with the technical team to ensure that all product specifications are correct and signed off prior to product launch.  You’ll also support the process technologist to organise product trials, kitchen testing and ensuring transit trials are completed.

The Person

This role will suit an engaging and passionate Food Technologist with a food related degree and previous experience in food manufacturing, where you have gained a strong knowledge of development processes.

You will be dedicated and enthusiastic and be able to inspire and motivate others through building strong relationships with internal teams as well as customers. Using your excellent communication skills you will also be able to show how you keep others informed of new products and project developments.

In addition, you will have strong attention to detail and organisational skills in order to ensure the smooth running of the entire NPR process.  

If you are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a supportive and growing food business then we'd like to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


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.

Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Contact Us
  • 34 - 36 The Broadway
  • Haywards Heath
  • RH16 3AL
  • GB
  • 0845 2600 737
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