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Concept Technologist

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Other Job Function, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

Are you a creative and tuned in Development professional who can turn new food trends into exciting new products? This company is growing year on year and are now seeking a Concept Technologist to help elevate the current and future product portfolio.


The Role

You will work as part of a dedicated NPD team, taking concepts from brief through to factory handover. In this hands-on role, you will be flexing your creative muscles within the chilled food realm, in a new purpose built development facility. This will include liaising with key customers to understand their requirements, timescales and budgets. You will work alongside your fellow NPD team, delve into new concepts, discover new trends and ingredients, as well as analyse gaps in the market and how they can be filled.

This is a fast-paced role, and you will be frequently liaising cross functionally with the process, production and marketing teams to ensure product capabilities are understood, and that budgets, quality and timescales are met.

You will be handling customer accounts as well as a handful of projects autonomously, so the ability to maintain and build rapport with key external and internal stakeholders is key. This will also come in the form of regular site visits, meetings and presentations to reveal and discuss new concepts and future steps to ensure launch success. There will also be elements of handling production paperwork and various documentation to ensure all aspects of the concept to launch process is accurate and on time.


The Person

We are looking for an ambitious food developer or food graduate who has completed a year in the food manufacturing industry, ideally within a chilled or fast-paced category. You will need to be incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about food, ingredients and trends. Experience being customer facing and liaising confidently with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as managing multiple projects is also key to succeeding in this role. A degree in food science, or related is also essential. Experience dealing with airline, travel or QSR customers in your previous or current NPD role would be desirable.

If you are a seasoned product development professional, or a budding graduate looking for that first step into the industry, this is a great opportunity that can offer challenge, growth and development.

Either call Jodie on 0345 2600 737 for more information or email your CV across.


Ref: F6740


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.

I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.


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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