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NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your NPD career with a well-established food manufacturer who produce innovative and delicious products for the UK retailers. They are currently seeking a confident and ambitious Development Technologist to help and support the delivery of their NPD pipeline.

Please note a UK driving license is essential due to the location.

The Role

You’ll be a part of a dedicated NPD team supporting the creation of exciting new products that will be launched into the major UK retailers. You will manage customer accounts throughout the concept to launch process, for NPD and EPD projects. You’ll ensure projects are in line with the critical path and commercial targets using recipe management systems to generate all key recipe information and costings.

You’ll also be benchmarking new and existing ranges, ensuring all quality, technical and production needs are met whilst keeping up to date with the latest movements in this fast-moving industry. With your knowledge of emerging markets and understanding of consumer trends you’ll help drive innovation and support the team to deliver compelling customer presentations that demonstrate how products will make a real impact in the marketplace.

Part of your responsibilities will include creating all NPD documentation such as submission forms, QAS, launch folder, factory paperwork as well as undertaking tasks such as organoleptic testing and micro review.


The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic Development Technologist with creative flair coupled with proven experience within food manufacturing. You’ll have worked in a similar fast paced innovations role, where you have gained a strong understanding of NPD processes including technical and quality elements.

A good commercial awareness and an eye for up-and-coming food trends is also a must have, and you’ll need great numeracy, organisation and presentation skills too. Able to communicate at all levels both internally and with key retailers and suppliers, you have the self-drive to work individually as well as part of a team. You are confident, accurate, and have a high attention to detail, but most importantly a real enthusiasm for food.

If you’re a passionate and driven team player looking to apply your creativity and NPD skills, then apply now or call on 0345 2600 737 to find out more!


Ref: F6752


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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