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NPD Technologist / Product Developer

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
1 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Retaining one of the strongest positions in the market place this progressive business are well known for their innovative and exceedingly high quality products that consumers love.  They are looking for a talented Product Developer to join their team and take charge of a range of branded products.

The Role

This multi-faceted role will give you the chance to whet your creative appetite for innovation whilst flexing your project management muscles, and allow you to bring about change for food products that will be seen up and down the country. As a talented NPD Technologist you will work with internal teams to ensure your new products correspond with the commercial, technical and functional aspects of the brief at all stages of the critical path; you’ll use your natural creativity, initiative and amazing organisational skills to manage developmental design for innovative and on-trend products that match discerning customer demands but are also a commercial success.

You will work across departments and with key suppliers to manage quality performance and projects from concept to launch with responsibility for packaging designs and formats. You will also work closely with the technical team to ensure delivery of optimum product quality from manufacturing to consumers’ homes.

Some of the products in your category will be heavily influenced by their nutritional qualities so a real interest in nutrition, health and well-being is key.

The Person

We are looking for highly ambitious individuals who are natural communicators, able to confidently and comfortably liaise at all levels to implement strategy whilst leading and promoting creativity. Ideally you will have a degree in Food Nutrition or related subject with experience of developing nutritionally sound products.

You will have previous experience within a fast paced FMCG food environment where you have worked with suppliers and gained invaluable knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes. You will also be inventive and proactive in your approach to development with proven commercial awareness as well as consumer and quality focus. Experience of working for a leading brand would be great but not essential.

You must be able to work as part of a project team, be able to succinctly articulate your ideas and influence those around you. Exemplary presentation skills and up to date knowledge on consumer trends is essential.

So if you are a talented NPD Technologist looking for that rare opportunity to join a market leading company that can really support and develop your career then look no further and apply now.


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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