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Product Developer - R&D

Blue Spark
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is a great opportunity to join an expanding branded business producing inspirational food products for discerning consumers. As part of a larger multinational food group, they are passionate about good quality products with high nutritional value, and are now looking for a creative Product Developer to be part of their growing R&D Innovations team.


The Role

Reporting to the R&D Manager you will take responsibility for the creation and delivery of new and existing ranges for UK and global markets. You will work closely with marketing teams, taking an active role in creating food briefs that meet brand, consumer and business needs. You’ll be keeping up with food trends and undertaking competitor analysis and presenting products to key stakeholders.

The role will involve managing projects through all the stages of the NPD / R&D process from concept to launch, encompassing creative development and commercial evaluation, along with technical viability. You will drive recipe, flavour, texture and nutritional aspects of the products, evaluating feasibility and regulatory requirements.

You’ll work closely with 3rd party manufacturers to scale up products; attending factory trials and launches. You’ll also liaise with quality teams to ensure products are produced to the highest standards to ensure the company’s positive reputation is maintained and continues to flourish.


The Person

We are looking for an ambitious R&D or NPD Technologist who has gained product development experience within a food manufacturing, retail or branded business. Food Science / Food Technology / Food Nutrition qualifications are required for this role.

You’ll have a proven track record of developing and launching innovative food products into the marketplace, and will be able to demonstrate excellent presentation, organisation and project management skills, as well as knowledge of the complete product development cycle. You’ll need to have great communication and influencing skills so that you can work effectively with internal teams as well as supplier and manufacturing partners.

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


Ref: F6690


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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