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Head of NPD

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
Closing date
17 Dec 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Are you a passionate and driven leader with tangible success in the chilled food arena? Are you craving a new challenge, and thrive in a fast paced environment with lots of customer contact?  This is a rare chance to take on a Head of NPD position with a highly recognised food business. 

The Role

This is an influential role where you will be working with the NPD Director, implementing the innovations strategy, leading your teams to develop new products and revitalising existing ranges; meeting commercial and technical requirements as well as customer briefs.

You’ll work in partnership with a number of retail customers, being the key point of contact and developing strong working relationships.  Overseeing numerous categories across your customer base, you will need to be able to direct your team to produce complex products to the agreed critical path. 

You will support and shape your team through motivating and inspiring them to deliver culinary innovation and excellence with pride, passion and teamwork.

The Person

We are looking for an accomplished and commercially focussed NPD Manager with experience gained from a fast paced chilled food manufacturing business. Experience of working in partnership with leading retailers and an understanding of how to deliver innovation to consumers is vital. 

As a confident and dependable leader you will have previously driven the NPD agenda for multiple categories and have a boundless passion for food with a real drive to succeed.  A people-person through and through, your highly developed team management experience will be proven.  Furthermore, you will have a history of aligning and motivating NPD teams to perform to the absolute best of their abilities.

You may be working in a similar role already, or be a highly ambitious NPD Manager aspiring to join a company that can fully recognise your potential.

If you are ready to make your mark with this leading food business then apply today or get in touch with Dhrutee for a confidential chat - 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.


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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