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NPD Manager

Blue Spark
East of England
Closing date
5 Dec 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your NPD career with this prominent multi-site food business producing brand and own label products.  They supply innovative and complex products to the major retailers and are looking for an NPD Manager with the capability to adapt well to a fast paced environment.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of NPD you will play a key role in the development of new products, managing the critical path from ideation stage through to concept approval and then launch.  You will work closely with NPD Chefs and the Process Technologists to ensure that the products, at every stage of the project, meet brand and customer expectations. 

You will also work closely with internal teams to identify new opportunities within your category whilst applying your NPD and market knowledge to evaluate the commercial viability of new products. In addition, you will liaise with retail customers, cultivating strong relationships to ensure this business stays ahead of its competitors.

The Candidate

Suit a creative, tenacious and credible NPD Manager or Senior Product Developer who has a proven track record of developing products in the chilled food arena.  You need to have an expert understanding of NPD & EPD, and experience of developing products for the major retailers with insight into their systems and processes.

Great communication and influencing skills are also essential along with the ability to motivate and support the wider team.  

If you have the confidence, determination and agility to work in a fast paced environment, then we’d love to hear from you.  Apply or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.

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.

We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

Due to the high volume of applications we receive,   I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.


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.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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