NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Priding themselves on quality and service, this family owned artisan manufacturer supplies a range of products to foodservice customers with innovation at the forefront of all they do. They are now seeking a like-minded NPD Technologist who can push the boundaries to help achieve further market success in line with their high quality standards.

The Role

Reporting to the Sales Director you’ll be managing the product development process for all of their accounts by overseeing the factory trials, collating reports and communicating effectively with the business the required actions from each trial. You’ll also be responsible for launching products from concept to launch through the management of the critical path process ensuring they are on time and budget.  You’ll be responsible for signing off artwork and labelling for all new product launches.

You’ll co-ordinate internal and external sample requests, shelf life taste panels and provide cost engineering incentives for current product lines. You’ll also assist in writing and developing Quality contracts. Building excellent internal and external relationships, working with NPD to ensure product launches and product knowledge is communicated to the wider business.

The Person

We are looking for a confident and motivated Food Science or Technology graduate who has gained NPD experience within a fast paced FMCG environment. You’ll have worked within a team to launch exciting new ranges and developed a good working knowledge of all aspects of NPD including technical requirements. A thorough understanding of NPD processes is also essential as you’ll be working with internal teams to drive continuous improvements and deliver new products that are time and cost efficient. You must also have excellent project management, organisation and communication skills in order to succeed in this diverse role.

If you're a passionate foodie with key NPD experience then we’d love 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.

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