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Process Development Manager

Blue Spark
East of England
Closing date
19 Apr 2021

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Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This market leading food manufacturer supplies a wide range of delicious branded and own label products to the UK major multiples.   They have created a new role for an experienced and driven Process Development Manager to join their Technical team.

The Role

As Process Manager you’ll be leading a small team of Technologists to ensure business goals are met in line with customer and company standards. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Innovations team to understand all product parameters and requirements for new product launches
  • The delivery of innovation projects in line with the critical path from factory feasibility and pre-production trials to product launch evaluations, driving improvements to increase efficiency.
  • Working cross-functionally to guarantee the smooth transition of products from kitchen to factory launch, communicating effectively between Innovation, Production and Technical teams with regard to production trials and new product sign off
  • Reviewing current procedures and assessing capabilities, identifying key areas for technological advancement and developing existing practices to optimise product performance and maximise profitability
  • Managing EPD projects, working closely with Innovation and Packaging teams to creating added value for the business and helping to obtain a sustainable advantage within the competitive chilled food sector.

The Person

We are looking for a proactive and motivated Process Development Manager or a Senior Technologist looking to step up.  You’ll have a food related qualification and a solid background within the chilled food manufacturing sector along with some team management experience.

You’ll have an analytical and practical approach to tasks coupled with the desire to achieve results and drive continuous improvements. You must also have great attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage simultaneous projects as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ideally, you will have worked with the major multiples and understand their systems, processes and standards.

If you are able to this exciting role and fast paced role then apply now or call Kimia 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.


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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