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Senior NPD Project Manager

Blue Spark
South East – M3 / M4 Corridor
Closing date
11 Jun 2021

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Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Driven by a culture of innovation, ambition and their strong brand values this business bring exceptional products to food and drink lovers across the globe.  As market leaders they make sure they stay on top of trends and deliver amazing products to their discerning and health conscious consumers.

Commutable from Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Sussex as well as M3 / M4 corridor.

The Role

You will be reporting to Head of NPD and will play a key role in the collaborative, innovative and ambitious NPD team.  You will be required to brilliantly plan, manage and successfully deliver projects from start to finish whilst effectively influencing, briefing and coordinating people cross functionally and across virtual teams.

Your ability to see the bigger picture will enable you to continually focus on process improvement opportunities whilst keeping up with market trends and anticipate any future issues to create agile ways of working.  You will need to influence senior stakeholders as well as suppliers to deliver complex projects and ensuring key milestones are met.

As well as taking project delivery responsibility, you will be the first point of contact for a specific global markets, communicating efficiently across different time zones and forging positive relationships. 

The Person

This role will suit passionate and driven NPD project Manager with outstanding influencing skills and a track record of leading and delivering significant NPD projects across FMCG functions.

You will be a natural communicator and motivational leader with an ability to effectively manage and influence key stakeholders internationally, building strong working relationships. It is essential to be able to think creatively and strategically in order to see the broader business and commercial context as well as effectively solve problems on your own initiative.  You will also need to be adept at influencing at a distance, managing different cultural styles and relishing change in a fluid environment.

So if you’re looking for a new challenge and keen to be part of this internationally recognised brand then we’d like to hear from you.  Apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Please note that while we will try to respond to all applications, sometimes the sheer volume of responses means we can only focus on the most relevant. You should hear from us within 2-5 days if your application has 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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