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NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This is a superb chance to join a prominent food manufacturer producing innovative food products across a vast range of categories for prestigious customers. Highly ambitious and passionate about good food, they are looking for their next NPD star to help deliver projects for branded and own label ranges.

The Role

In this vibrant innovations-led role you’ll be responsible for the introduction of new product concepts, driving ideas through the creative development process whilst ensuring the end result is commercially viable. Using your market knowledge you will work closely with the Development Chefs to highlight new trends which will help to create exciting new interpretations of profile customer briefs. Through this you will turn innovative concepts into a profitable reality and also expertly rejuvenate existing ranges to give them a competitive edge.

You’ll take critical path responsibility from kitchen concepts to factory transfers, working closely with the Process Team to ensure the translation of recipe methods are communicated effectively to guarantee a smooth launch.

You will also work closely with customers, presenting to them on and offsite, preparing high quality presentations to demonstrate new concepts and improve existing products.

The Candidate

Suit a graduate with a Food Science or related qualification who has some experience within NPD and has demonstrated a talent for developing creative products.  You’ll need to understand how to manage an NPD critical path and ideally some experience of working on retail own brand products.  You’ll also enjoy presenting new product ideas to customers in order to captivate their interest and drive projects forward.

Creative with a keen interest in food, you’ll excel within a fast paced business and should be used to sticking to tight turnaround times efficiently. You’ll also need to have excellent communication, organisation and project management skills with the ability to work well as part of a large innovations team.

So if you’re looking for the chance to work for an amazing business where you can really apply and develop your NPD skills then apply now or call Keziah on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

Ref: F6276


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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