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Senior Product Developer / Development Chef

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
Closing date
20 Jan 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This food business is one of the most recognisable brands in their category and have an ambitious growth strategy in place to conquer new markets.  To support their plans they need a highly talented, engaging and creative Senor Product Developer to join the team.

The Role

This is a diverse and rewarding role where you will be instrumental in managing the brand’s product portfolio, refreshing existing ranges as well as working on products that are in line with current and emerging food trends.

You will report to the NPD Controller, supporting the implementation of the innovation strategy and key marketing objectives.  You’ll develop and deliver products with a clear product vision, using consumer insight and category data to support your concepts. 

Presenting ideas to internal teams at all business levels and articulating initiatives that will support long term brand direction as well as meet margin targets.  So you will need to be fully aware of competitors with weekly analysis of their activity, taste panels and insight into how this impacts on the brand’s position in the market place.

You’ll work closely with the Process and Technical teams to manage the critical path for your products to ensure a successful launch whether that’s a revamp of an existing product or a new concept.  You will also manage and co-ordinate packaging changes and product photo-shoots, communicating range changes across all channels. 

The role has a balance of hands-on concept development responsibility as well as NPD project / product portfolio management using consumer and category insights to keep the brand’s market leading position.  You will also have responsibility for key customers, managing relationships and growing the proposition.

The Person

Creative, passionate and proactive with the commercial savviness to lead key NPD projects, you’ll have gained experience from a fast paced chilled manufacturing company within brand or own label. 

You’ll have strong culinary skills and a thorough understanding of the NPD process from concept stage through to launch - you’ll be just as happy being hands on in the kitchen as you will be managing projects.

Perpetually positive you provide solutions when faced with obstacles, remaining calm and organised when under pressure; able to prioritise whilst paying close attention to the details.

As well as being a real foodie you will be an analytical thinker, have excellent project management skills with the ability to drive and influence the NPD agenda for the company.

If you are looking for a step into the world of branded product development with a supportive and progressive company then please apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

Ref: F6344


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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