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Product Developer/Development Chef

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This growing business have an amazing portfolio of premium products and work with a diverse range of customers that include retailers, food service, QSR and coffee shops. They are now looking for a passionate Product Developer/Development Chef to join the team.

The Role

In this innovative role, you will be driving awareness and food culture while translating product ideas and briefs to reality in order to support successful product launches. You will be using your industry understanding to ensure products are in line with the latest trends whilst still having that competitive edge. You will be responsible for sample production, up scaling of recipes while ensuring accurate costs and managing all documentation in the development process.

You will be hands on in the kitchen producing product samples while following standardized recipes for internal and external presentations. You will be keeping an eye out on any problems that arise in the development stage and be able to correct them accordingly. You will be working collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop and adapt existing recipes to maintain or improve taste, texture, quality and cost. You will have strong leadership to be able to train the CK team to produce high-quality products. You will also be planning and controlling resources to deliver concepts in line with project timescales. Furthermore, you will keep a close eye on ingredient purchases as building strong relationships with suppliers.

The Person

Suit an enthusiastic foodie graduate who has gained NPD experience in a similar role within retail, brand or food manufacturing. You will have a food science degree or similar discipline. You will be a highly collaborative team member, excellent communicator and be up for any challenge. In addition you’ll need to have excellent attention to detail and will be committed to a job well done. You’ll be full of drive and ambition with a creative, can-do attitude. You’ll be keen to work in a fast paced environment with an unfailing level of enthusiasm and energy to drive business forward and succeed.

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If you’re a driven and motivated graduate who is hungry for a piece of the NPD pie then this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Apply now or call 0845 2600 737 to find out more.

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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