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Site Development Manager

Blue Spark
West Yorkshire
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Development, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

Our client is a leading manufacturer of delicious and high quality chilled food products, committed to outstanding service, quality and value. They are looking for a proactive and passionate Site Development Manager to help build on their inspiring portfolio in order to maintain strong relationships with key customers and support business growth.

The Role

You’ll be responsible for overseeing development from concept to launch, leading your team to develop pioneering yet commercially viable concepts as well as innovative extensions to current ranges. You’ll be developing and implementing the NPD strategy, applying category management principles and consumer insights to myriad NPD and EPD projects for this fast moving site. You will also be satisfying all relevant technical and operational criteria. Driving high quality food development ideas, you’ll be managing critical paths in the lead-up to successful product launches. You will also be liaising with your key retail customers all the way through to keep them informed whilst managing their expectations effectively. You’ll be collaborating with internal teams to ensure all projects completed are underpinned by commercial understanding and customer needs. In addition you’ll actively seek out new business opportunities, conducting reviews and competitive shopping as well as benchmarking products, guaranteeing optimum market performance whilst contributing to continued growth.

The Person

Above all things you will be extraordinarily passionate about food with exceptional knowledge of product to launch in a chilled food manufacturing environment. You will be able to demonstrate familiarity with all stages of the NPD process and will be commercially astute with superb financial awareness and understanding. You will be able to influence people at all levels, with the ability to adapt your communication style to suit the audience and will be a real team player as well as dedicated to developing your team and the business. Able to think on your feet you’ll be extremely flexible to adapt to plans as they develop with an appreciation for timescales in a fast paced environment. If you are a visionary big thinker with large-scale experience leading within NPD we want to hear from you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737

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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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