Graduate Concept Developer

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
3 Jul 2021

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Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This privately owned chilled food business supplies amazing products for the UK major multiples with branded and own label products.  To support their continued market success they are now looking for a Graduate Concept Developer.

The Role

You’ll be part of a large innovations team where you will be supporting on NPD projects and managing the documentation at each stage of the product development process.

Key aspects of the role will include managing NPD documentation, collating feedback from taste panels, sample requests, carrying out benchmarking and competitor analysis. 

You will also liaise with suppliers and the buying team to ensure all raw materials are suitable for use in recipe development.  Managing internal quality benchmarking sessions to monitor existing product quality will also be a part of the role.

This a really broad role where you will get to learn all the different aspects of innovations process, NPD project management and retailer requirements.

The Person

We are looking for a motivated self-starter who has a passion for food and an eagle eye for detail. You must also have great communication skills coupled with the initiative to effectively prioritise and manage your own workload.

Would suit a food science or culinary arts graduate looking for their first step into NPD who wants to be part of a team and learn all aspects of concept development.  Some experience within NPD from a placement or internship would be desirable.

If you are ready to join a supportive and progressive Innovations team then 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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