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Product Developer (Food)

Blue Spark
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This award-winning food & drinks group are going through an exciting period of growth and are keen to expand their portfolio to delight their customers. Looking to strengthen their NPD team, they are now seeking a passionate and talented Product Developer to help create innovative products.

Please note travel around the UK is expected so a full UK driving licence is required.


The Role

In this fast-paced and hands on role you’ll be driving projects from concept to launch in line with the company’s business strategies in order to deliver an exciting new range of products. Working closely with the Food Development Manager you will support the direction of the range in terms of product, quality and technical requirements, to ensure you deliver on customer expectations.

You will work collaboratively with internal procurement, operation and marketing teams to actively seek out gaps in the competitive market, keeping up to date with key trends and ensuring launches are clearly understood and captured for both new products and existing lines. You will also work closely with key partners and suppliers, guaranteeing updates are relayed swiftly and in line with critical path timings.


The Person

We are looking for a bright and ambitious food science or culinary arts graduate who has previous experience working in a similar food development role, preferably in the Food to Go sector. You have a passion for food and are able to demonstrate a track record of managing multiple, complex projects to tight deadline and budgets. This is a creative role in a small and passionate team, so a passion for development, trends and innovation is key to success.

This is role that would suit an existing NPD Assistant or Technologist looking for that step up in responsibility. You must be happy to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, have excellent presentation and project management skills, as well as having first class communication skills as you’ll be working with internal teams to drive projects forward.

So, if you are looking for a new challenge where you can develop your food career with a growing business, then apply now or give us a call on 0345 2600 737! 


Ref: F6718


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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