NPD Technologist - Food

Blue Spark
West Yorkshire
Closing date
10 Dec 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 expanding rapidly and as part of their growth strategy they have created a new role for an ambitious NPD Technologist to support their NPD team.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive business where you’ll be part of the NPD team with a focus on concept development.  

Reporting to the NPD Manager you will help support on the company’s largest customer account.  You will be contributing to the development of new concepts and updating existing products in line with customer briefs.

With the support of the NPD manager you will develop your understanding of customer brand standards so you are able to develop products that meet the brief, showing an understanding of the value proposition and trends.

You’ll be managing product panels and supporting with customer presentations as well as managing sample sign-off.  You will be working to the NPD stage gate process, in line with the critical path, co-ordinating day-to-day activities with customers and internal teams.  This will include working closely with Process Technologists to ensure a smooth product launch.

Once you progress in the role there will be the opportunity to manage your own customer accounts.

The Person

Suit an ambitious and driven NPD Technologist with previous experience in food manufacturing – ideally supplying the retailers.  A keen eye for emerging food trends is essential as well as a good understanding of the critical path plus creative and technical aspects of the product development process.

You must have excellent communication and presentation skills coupled with the ability to build and maintain solid 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 fast paced role.

So if you have the skills and experience to take on this exciting role with a supportive food manufacturer then apply now or call Keziah on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

Ref: W6300

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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