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Senior Development Technologist

Blue Spark
West Yorkshire
Closing date
1 Nov 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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The Company

Our client is one of the UK’s most successful food groups producing delicious chilled products for a broad customer base. They are going through an exciting period of continual growth and are now looking to expand their horizons by developing their dedicated and dynamic teams with the addition of a Senior Development Technologist.

The Role

As an important member of this vibrant team you’ll be owning and managing NPD, EPD and value engineered projects for the site and customer base from initial ideation to process handover. You will be delivering innovative concepts for new and existing product ranges and working with a broad retail customer base to launch new products that are up to date with emerging trends and consumer expectations. As the first point of contact for your major accounts, you’ll be responsible for managing customer briefs and sourcing new ingredients. You will also be working with the Technical and Production teams to ensure products are high quality and factory friendly to guarantee successful launches. In this customer focused role you’ll also be liaising frequently with your accounts to keep them updated on key projects as supporting commercial by attending post launch reviews.

The Person

This is the perfect role for an innovations professional with a genuine passion for food.  Previous NPD experience in a fast paced chilled food manufacturing environment where you have really honed your knowledge of retailer NPD processes is a must. A keen eye for emerging food trends is essential as well as a good understanding of the technical aspects of the product development process. You must have excellent communication and presentation skills coupled with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key customers. You’ll also need exceptional attention to detail alongside great project management and organisation skills in order to achieve success in this dynamic and rewarding role.

If you’re a Senior Technologist looking to work with an amazing food business with real prospects where you can progress into NPD Management then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 or email

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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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