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Senior Product Developer

Blue Spark
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is your chance to join a successful, branded food business that is ever-expanding with innovative and tasty products that consumers love all over the world. With a new vison and strategy in place, they are looking to grow their NPD team with a dynamic Senior Product Developer that is bright, creative & capable. Flexible working is offered and there will be travel between sites as well as to suppliers, so a full driving licence is needed.


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Food, you’ll be part of the innovation team, helping to accelerate growth plans for existing and new platforms. You’ll be working in a hands on role, proactively creating and delivering a rich pipeline of innovation to unlock sales within new categories. You’ll work collaboratively with a small team who are as passionate about food and flavours as you are. You will use your creative flair to push the boundaries in fashioning and updating amazing ranges that are on-brand and inspire consumers.

You’ll take ownership of NPD projects from ideation stage all the way through to product launch which will involve consumer research, hands on recipe development, costings and presentations to the senior management team. This will include building and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers who you will work closely with on your innovation projects.


The Person

The role would suit a passionate product developer who loves keeping up with the latest trends and has the ability to translate them into delicious yet commercially viable products. You’ll already have experience as an NPD Technologist or Product Developer where you have gained concept to launch experience.

You will be highly adept at creating new products as well as having detail conscious project management skills. You’ll also need be an excellent team player with confident presentation and communication skills. Experience in any product area will be considered but bakery / snacking would be desirable as would a food science or food technology qualification.


In Return

·        Annual Bonus

·        Hybrid working

·        Reward and recognition scheme

·        Perk box

So, if you are looking for your next challenge where you can enhance your Product Developer career with a global brand, then apply now or contact us on 0345 2600 737 for more information.


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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

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