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Graduate Development Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Graduate
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This exciting business is excelling in their existing categories whilst simultaneously exploring new opportunities. Determined to remain leaders in their categories through trend spotting and innovation, they are constantly striving to improve the market and bring fresh, inspiring ideas to customers. They are now seeking a like-minded Graduate NPD Technologist who can push the boundaries to help achieve further market success in line with their high standards.


The Role 

Reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll support the development process for both new and existing ranges. Key responsibilities will include:

·        Contributing and driving new ideas for short, medium and long term plans whilst supporting with projects through all the stages of the critical path.

·        Helping to develop new concepts through market research and competitor analysis, creating recipes that are delicious and commercially viable.        

·        Making product samples and helping to produce customer presentations.

·        Assisting with factory trials being mindful of costings and technical requirements as well as reviewing artwork processes.

·        Liaising closely with suppliers, working in close partnership with them to ensure products are developed and launched in line with brand values.


The Candidate

Suit a really ambitious and driven Food Graduate looking for their first role within product development. Ideally you will have an understanding of the product development process, along with excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and passion, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.

You’ll also need exceptional attention to detail alongside great organisation skills in order to achieve success in this position. This broad NPD role will give you great experience and exposure to all elements of NPD with a progressive and supportive company.

Please note this company does not offer sponsorship.

If you have a passion for product development and are looking to join a team who can help shape your career, then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Ref: F6671


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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