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R&D Manager

Blue Spark
London (North), London (Greater)
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant entrepreneurial food brand where you can share and indulge your passion for innovation? This premium start up brand are redefining bakery products into health-conscious alternatives. With deep rooted science being the heart of the business - we are looking for a leader who demonstrates the ability to inspire the team, can bring about a high-performance culture, is commercially minded and has a real passion for R&D!

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, you will be a trusted advisor of the management team providing technical leadership for all R&D projects. You will develop new product opportunities that are appropriate for the brand by generating insight by conducting sound scientific research, both consumer & technical, to support NPD ideation. Provide technical leadership for all R&D projects - designing experiments, analysing data, reporting findings, data capture and creating methodology. This also includes the co-ordination and design of a long-term road map for strategic science to enable effective change to drive future business growth. You will independently identify experimental work necessary to achieve project objectives, manage the R&D budget and build and maintain a strong external network of contributors.

The Candidate

Suit a talented R&D Manager who has experience of managing complex projects to extend an existing product portfolio and new market opportunities in the food industry.  A BSc/MSc graduate in a science related discipline is essential. Must have credible experience of managing R&D Projects within the food industry, bakery of confectionary experience is ideal but not essential. This includes driving product research, formulation development and being highly adept at bringing products to market.

You will need to be able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where you need to be enthusiastic, adaptable, have a passion for the science behind food and a great finder of solutions.

If you want to be part of this brand’s journey then then apply now or call Keziah on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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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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