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NPD Manager

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This fast pace and fast-growing chilled food manufacturer supply a wide range of loyal customers spanning different facets of the UK food industry. They are now seeking a budding New Product Development Manager to join their creative team.


The Role

In this essential and innovative role you will lead the development of new products, managing the critical path from concept to launch, whilst ensuring that technical and quality standards are achieved.

You’ll manage a small team of developers, helping to nurture and challenge them. This role is also hands-on and creative, so you’ll be at home in the development kitchen coming up with new concepts, creating samples, conducting product testing and ensuring projects are on schedule.

You’ll also stay up to date with the latest trends, in order to apply your knowledge and passion for food into innovative ideas that will also enhance the existing range of products.

You’ll own key customer accounts, acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate communication both internally and externally. This will also come in the form presenting new and exciting concepts to customers, discussing feasibility and commercial potential.


The Person

This role would suit a proactive and passionate food graduate who has experience of working as a Senior Technologist and is now looking to progress their NPD and customer management skills within this innovative chilled sector.

If you have experience of working in both NPD and Process teams, that would be highly advantageous to this position. You’ll have proven concept through to launch experience, ideally within the chilled product sector. Excellent presentation and project management skills are also crucial along with great interpersonal skills as you’ll be working closely with internal teams to drive projects forward.

So if have the ambition and talent to take the next step in your career then apply now or contact us on 0345 2600 737 for more information.


Ref: F6739


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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