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Product Developer

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
Closing date
10 Nov 2021

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Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

One of the UK’s most successful food business is looking for a passionate and driven Product Developer to join their Group NPD team and support the creation of new products across an innovative and fast moving category.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of NPD, you will work with the creative talents of Development Chefs to devise exciting new concepts that keep your category in tune with the latest market developments and ingredient trends. You’ll be responsible for recipe development, using your understanding of product costings and technical aspects to ensure new products are consistently produced with quality, costs and customer values in mind.  You may need to get hands on in the kitchen to support the chefs with taste panels and customer samples.

The role will involve working with customer NPD teams and ensuing the timely management of critical paths, keeping them appraised of progress and being part of presentations.  You will also work closely with the process and technical teams to ensure product launches are successful.

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic Product Developer / NPD Technologist with creative flair and some experience within a food manufacturing environment. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a similar fast paced innovations role where you have gained an understanding of developing product for the major retailers.  You will understand the NPD process, can manage multiple projects and work well within a collaborative team.

Good commercial awareness, an eye for detail and passion for food are ‘must haves’ along with great communication, organisation and presentation skills too.

So if you’re a foodie who can work with pace and tenacity to translate innovative ideas into market leading products then then apply now or get in touch with Dhrutee for more information:  Tel: 0345 2600 737 / E:

Ref: F6292


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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