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Product Developer

Blue Spark
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

Are you an NPD enthusiast looking to take the next step in your career? Our client is part of a prominent chilled manufacturing group operating across several sites in the UK and internationally. They are now seeking a Product Developer to join their dynamic team to help deliver amazing products for their prestigious retail customers. 


The Role

Developing products within the fast-moving chilled sector you’ll be responding to customer briefs and using your creative flair to drive exciting new concepts that reflect up and coming food trends. Your role will involve developing new and existing recipes into commercially viable products, working closely with the NPD Chefs and assisting the Process team to scale up production trials to ensure quality is of the highest levels. You’ll also review and approve all documentation to support this process. 

You’ll be supporting the Chefs to create recipes, work with suppliers to source new ingredients, meet commercial parameters, weight and nutritional requirements, whilst also being consistent with customer and food safety requirements.

In addition, you’ll work closely with the commercial team, conducting range reviews and benchmarking your ideas against competitors. Presenting this internally and to customers, you will demonstrate good market and food trend awareness to achieve product approval that ensures you are streets ahead.


The Person

We are looking for an ambitious food graduate who has gained valuable NPD concept to launch experience within a dynamic food manufacturing environment.

With a proven track record of developing concepts for the UK retailers you’ll be able to demonstrate your excellent project management skills in order to launch successful products into the marketplace.

You’ll need to be foodie, love working multiple projects and interacting with stakeholders at all levels. Your communication skills, attention to detail and focus will need to be outstanding as this product sector is complex.

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


Ref: F6710


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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