NPD Project Lead

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This entrepreneurial business supply food, household, health & beauty products to the major high street retailers in the UK and globally. They are now seeking a Project Lead to help them continue launching successful ranges to a high level UK Grocery account and drive business forward.

The Role

This key role will see you planning and overseeing all aspects of the projects managing Asana CPA, whilst meeting the projects goals on time. You will be involved in the organisation and scheduling of people, tasks and resources.

You’ll also assign, monitor and co-ordinate progress. You’ll work with internal teams and customers to ensure all the key milestones such as sample development, costings, packaging, product specifications, trials, etc. are completed, documented and agreed launch dates are met. This will mean adeptly managing cross-functional teams within Suppliers and Supply Chain as well as clearly communicating the project status at critical milestones with the customer.

Additionally, you’ll lead and plan the implementation of the project (resource, relationship, allocation) and track overall project performance. You’ll manage risk assessment and a high volume of existing and new SKUs

The Person

Suit a commercially savvy professional with demonstrable product and project management skills as well as an in-depth understanding of M&S process and process levers. You will have honed your ability to meticulously plan and prioritise your workload in line with your projects’ critical paths as well as influence key stakeholders at all levels to ensure delivery on time and in full.  You’ll have excellent attention to detail and a systematic approach to tasks with a drive for results and a high customer focus. 

Unquestionably, you will already be a passionate project manager with outstanding organisational skills. You’ll have top notch interpersonal and communicative ability, all the better to complement your capacity to influence key stakeholders. Assertive and methodical in your approach you’ll also be able to wear many hats allowing you to be flexible and adaptive to changing situations with ease and finesse.

If this is you, then apply today or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737 to take the next step forward in your illustrious career.

REF: 6270


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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