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Product Development Technologist

Blue Spark
West Sussex
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This is a great opportunity to join a growing international business producing baby food products for a range of UK customers – brands and retail brand.  Their products reach health conscious consumers who are looking for nutritionally sound but highly tasty products.  They are looking for a Product Development Technologist to join their team on a 12 month maternity cover contract.

The Role

You’ll be responsible for developing new product ranges from concept to launch in line with the NPD strategy whilst incorporating customer brand values. You will work closely with customers and internal stakeholders to deliver products that meet the concept brief ensuring consideration of the flavour profile, texture, raw materials and nutritionals.

You’ll be working with suppliers to source new ingredients that match product specifications as well as food safety standards to ensure that all products are of the best levels of quality without compromising on taste. In addition you’ll produce theoretical nutritional specifications, conduct sensory analysis, benchmarking of products, factory trials and assisting with signing-off artwork from an NPD perspective.

The Person

We are looking for a NPD Technologist with a degree in Food Science / Food Nutrition with experience of developing baby foods or ambient stable food products in a concept to launch NPD role, ideally for a brand or retail branded products.

Your experience will need to have covered all aspects of product development including process trials in the factory, working to nutritional and technical requirements.

You must also have excellent project management, organisation and communication skills in order to succeed in this varied role.

If you think you’ve got the NPD skills to really shine in this role then apply now or get in touch with Dhrutee to find out more – Tel: 0345 2600 737 or email us at,

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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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