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Development Baker

Blue Spark
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

The Company

This is your chance to join a successful bakery business that create innovative and tasty products. With excellent prospects and a highly respected retail customer base, they are now on the lookout for an ambitious and passionate Development Baker who can help drive innovation and expand their product range.

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

The Role

This is a unique opportunity to learn, grow, experiment and above all work for a company that you can be proud of. You will work closely with the NPD Tech and NPD Manager to extend existing product ranges with new innovative concepts in line with the latest market trends and insights.

You will work to customer briefs, creating kitchen samples and exploring new and exciting flavours / ingredients to see how they can best be attuned to new products and customer requirements. You’ll be key in ensuring the highest levels of food safety, including traceability of ingredients, allergen segregation and stock rotation/availability.

You’ll liaise with the wider teams to ensure trails and launches are successful, keeping on top of documentation whilst guaranteeing a taste sensation for consumers every time.


The Person

This role would suit a creative and enthusiast food graduate with culinary flair who is looking to grow in the world of innovation within a food manufacturing environment. You are accurate with a high attention to detail, ideally with some experience within a food manufacturing or bakery setting where you have honed your cooking skills.

Knowledge of bakery ingredient functionality to help problem solve product issues and perfect recipes is ideal, along with the ability to think outside of the box and be confident in presenting your ideas and passion to others. You will be constantly on the lookout for the latest trends and be able to bring these ideas to life to keep ahead of competitors.

If you are looking to take the next step up in your career and play a key role in a successfully growing & innovative business, send through your application across now!


Ref: F6753


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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