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Senior Development Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This exciting food business manufacture a range of branded and own-label products for UK customers. 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. Due to an internal promotion they are now looking for a new addition to their NPD team. 

This is a site-based role with travel required between sites, so a dull driving licence is essential. 


The Role 

Reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll work proactively to co-ordinate the development process with customers and the internal teams for both new and existing ranges. This broad concept to launch role will mean involvement in be involved in all aspects of NPD.

You will help to support the team with new product briefs (NPD or EPD), sourcing ingredients, recipe formulation, creating product samples and being part of customer presentations. Once the product has been approved, you’ll work closely with the technical and operations team to plan and carry out product trials.  You will organise everything you need for the trials, monitor and record relevant information and complete the final shelf life, organoleptic and nutritional requirements. 

You will learn about every step of the NPD process, gaining experience of how to create and launch high quality products that are delicious as well as being technically and commercially viable. 


The Candidate

Suit an ambitious individual who has some previous experience in food manufacturing and is looking for a broader role in order to take their career to the next level.

You will need to have a good understanding of the creative and technical aspects of the product development process. You will enjoy working in an innovations kitchen, being hands on with products and ingredients, but must also love the hustle and bustle of a high risk factory. 

Would suit confident technologists who can engage at every level, deftly manage projects and be super organised. 

If you’re looking for a supportive yet pacy business to further your NPD career then apply now or call one of our team on 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Ref: F6692


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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