NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

A wonderful opportunity has arisen to join a pioneer in the food and beverage industry. Trailblazers by nature this innovative global brand create market defining products time and time again. With an ever-expanding range of exciting products, they are now seeking an NPD Technologist to aid them in their quest for continued excellence. This role is hybrid working with 3 days in the office and 2 days working remotely.

The Role

Reporting to the NPD Manager you will take the lead in long term innovation projects. This will include supporting key elements, from ingredient research through to factory production on complex new products. There will be a specific focus on working with external partners to discover and develop new ingredients, or products, which create product innovation opportunities for the brand worldwide. In order to accomplish this you will continually look to assess new ideas and concepts, being sure to communicate their feasibility and commercial potential.

You will be involved with specific strategic roadmap initiatives by proactively researching and testing new concepts in order to support the potential product development pipeline. Coordinating product testing in collaboration with other technical functions you will work effectively in a lab setting in order to gain valuable product insight from sensory and shelf life testing.  Along with this you strive to become a technical expert in terms of new ingredients that will help to further product success and accomplish positive consumer outcomes.

You will assist on projects that will see you interact cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and technical teams to ensure all concepts meet correct quality and ethical standards. Liaising with the marketing teams you’ll take a lead on presentations and coordinating new development briefs, ensuring they are clear, concise, and most importantly hit the brief.

The Person

We are looking for a creative and ambitious technologist who is degree educated within a Science / Food Science discipline and has gained NPD or R&D experience within a food or drink manufacturing environment. You’ll have worked in an innovations led role where you have experience of understanding and translating new trends as well as new ingredients, their application and their potential in new products.  You will be able to scope projects for new to market concepts, taking into account commercial, quality and compliance parameters.

Curious by nature and ready to challenge convention you will be a confident communicator with the ability to liaise dynamically with multiple teams. You will be engaging and self-motivated, always looking for new avenues to improve. You will inspire with your ingredients knowledge and be able to link your NPD and technical know-how to develop first to market products for global markets.

So if you are looking for your next challenge where you can enhance your NPD career within a supportive company then apply now or contact us on 0345 2600 737.

Please note this role is commutable from Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex.

Ref: F6470


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
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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