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Product Development Technologist

Blue Spark
North Yorkshire
Closing date
15 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

With a mission to bring smiles to the faces of their consumers, this company delight and excite with their well-loved products that have played a part in the childhoods of many generations. They are now looking for a Product Development Technologist to help them on their continued journey of success.

The Role

In this role you will play a key part in growing the business, creating outstanding additions to new and existing ranges and generating delightful, original NPD concept. You will develop, communicate and deliver products from concept to launch, assessing ways to drive growth and innovation which unlock new opportunities.

Within your team you’ll be drumming up enthusiasm for new ingredients and trends, expressing a genuine passion and curiosity that can enhance concept possibilities. You will strive to become a subject matter expert, identifying market gaps, seeking new materials and investigating technologies that will continue to deliver the highest quality products on the market.

You will work collaboratively to form innovative new ideas and have the technical and imaginative skillset to create products that that truly shine in their respective categories without compromising on quality and taste.

The Person

We are looking for a confident and motivated Food Science graduate who has gained NPD experience in a food manufacturing environment with knowledge of developing branded products. 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.  Experience within confectionery or other sweet product sectors would be ideal.

A confident and calm demeanor, you will work well under pressure and seek challenge and also strive for excellence. You will be an exceptional team player, who has a passion for food and a desire to find solutions. Expert organisation and communication skills is also a key element in order to succeed in this diverse role.


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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