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NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
20 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This ambitious and entrepreneurial business are growing their Food Development team and are looking for a talented NPD Technologist who is super foodie and enjoys working in an innovative and fast-moving category.

Please note there will be some travel to customers, sister sites and suppliers, so a car and driving licence is highly advantageous.


The Role

Reporting to the NPD Manager, you will work as part of a multi-site Food Innovation Team to create new products for a range of customers, managing briefs from concept through to launch.

You’ll be working with customers and the commercial team to drive the NPD pipeline ensuring you bring the food agenda to life. You’ll manage customer briefs, developing new concepts, ensuring feasibility, commercial viability and working with factory teams to ensure a successful launch.

You will carry out market research and be able to use insights on consumers, food trends, and competitors to ensure your new products are at the forefront of innovation. You will liaise closely with customers, presenting ideas and developing solid working relationships.


The Person

We are seeking an ambitious, creative and hands on NPD Technologist who can jump into this fast-paced, customer focussed role and add some foodie sparkle to the team. This is a broad role where you will be involved in every facet of new product development.

Experience within an NPD role is essential, as well as a Food Science, or related degree, to ensure you have a solid grasp of critical path management, process and recipe development.

You will also possess an exceptional understanding of food trends, ingredients, and seasonality which you can use to revamp recipes as well as conjure up new delights. You must have excellent communication and organisation skills coupled with the ability and enthusiasm to learn quickly and get started on new projects.

If you have a real passion for food and thrive on the hustle and bustle of a busy environment with lots of customer contact, then this could be the role for you! Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat. 


Ref: F6706


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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