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Innovations Manager

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Due to recent investment and an ambitious growth strategy this branded business have created a new role for an exceptionally talented NPD professional to support their plans with the development of their existing product range and extending their core platform into new categories.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, your key responsibility will be to develop and deliver the NPD programme as well as project change management for the existing range. You will develop new product opportunities that are appropriate for the brand by generating insight via research, both consumer & technical, to support NPD ideation.  This also includes the co-ordination of the new capability for the business to enable effective change and realisation of projected benefits.

Your remit will be from ideation stage through to successful launch for all projects and this will include the planning and design of the NPD programme of projects, budget management, working with 3rd party contributors and managing communications with all stakeholders.

The Candidate

Suit a talented NPD Project Manager who has experience of managing complex projects to extend an existing product portfolio and new market opportunities. Must have credible experience of managing R&D / NPD Projects within food & drink or health & well-being categories for a branded business. This includes driving product research, formulation development and being highly adept at bringing products to market.

You must be able to work as part of a small multi-disciplinary team, successfully managing complex projects, influencing internal and external stakeholders at each stage of the project. 

Knowledge of programme and project management methods, resource allocation, business case development and approval skills are also required.  

You will need to be able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where you need to be enthusiastic, resourceful and a great finder of solutions.

If you want to be part of this brand’s journey then please 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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