Product Developer

Employer
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

An international brand, passionate about innovation and sustainability are expanding their presence within the European markets.  They have a highly talented team and are looking for a curious and passionate Product Developer to join them.

The Role

You will be supporting the NPD Manager to deliver the product development strategy and work with global teams to deliver exciting new products.

You will be responsible for managing specific projects in the development pipeline from concept to launch for the European market.  Using consumer & market insights, technology trends, knowledge of new ingredients; you will find exciting new opportunities to expand the product portfolio. 

As well as NPD and developing brand new categories, you will also be involved with EPD projects, work closely with key suppliers and lead cross-functional teams to achieve successful product launches. You will get involved in all aspects of NPD / EPD and this will include working with process and technical teams to carry out product line trials, validation testing and sensory analysis. 

The Person

This role will suit a technically minded Product Developer who is ideally degree educated within Food Science or Food Technology, with previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment.  You will have a real passion for developing food & drink products, a solid understanding of product formulation, ingredient functionality, hands on development, scale up and product launch experience.

You will need the ability to translate consumer and ingredient trends into commercially viable products so will need amazing analytical, technical and creative skills to really shine.  You will need to be a strong project manager, understand the NPD stage gate process and have worked in partnership with multinational ingredient suppliers. You will be a natural communicator with the ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships.

Could this be your dream job with a brand you can really get passionate about? Interested in finding out more? Apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.

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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.

Company

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
Telephone
0345 2600 737
Location
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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