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Interim NPD Process Manager

Blue Spark
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Packaging
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This multi-site food manufacturing group produce innovative products for the major retailers.  They have gained new business and are in the process of launching some really exciting products which they need support with and need an accomplished interim who can come in and take the reigns.

Please note a full driving licence is essential for travel between sites. This is a 3-month interim position with the possibility of an extension thereafter.


The Role

The role will be fast-paced and hands-on role where you will manage and motivate a team of process and packaging technologist to launch new and existing products for major retail customers.

You’ll work closely with the Innovation, technical and commercial teams as well as customers to deliver your part of the NPD process.  Although you will have a team, you will still need to be hands on to lead trials, manage launches and liaise with customers to present trial data.


The Person

We need an experienced Process Manager who has proven themselves in a fast paced, high-risk food category and fully understands how to work with major retailers to launch complex products. 

Along with your NPD and Process knowledge, you will be a fantastic manager, able to lead with confidence and bring out the best in your team - recognising talent and encouraging personal development.

If you are ready for your next interim contract, we’d love to hear from you! Apply now or contact us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Ref: F6683


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

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.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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