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NPD Manager

Blue Spark
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

We are working with a company that have grown to become one of the UK’s largest and most successful food businesses producing a plethora of products within the complex chilled arena. With their passion for food innovation and quality they are seeking a like-minded NPD Manager who can manage one of their key retail accounts.


The Role

Reporting to the NPD Controller, you’ll be part of the NPD team, managing the development and delivery of delectable dishes from concept to launch. With your eye on the latest food and ingredient trends you’ll lead and encourage the talents of NPD Chefs and Technologists to create culinary delights that consumers will love, from offering innovative range extensions to bringing brand new concepts to the table.

Working with Sales and Marketing teams you’ll continuously analyse the ever-changing food market to seek out potential opportunities for business growth, utilising your collective commercial insight to spot emerging trends to ensure your ranges are ahead of the game in the competitive chilled food market.

In this customer focused role, you’ll also work in partnership with one of the company’s retail clients as well as a growing food brand, influencing the direction of key NPD projects and presenting new range ideas to really excite and inspire key decision makers.


The Person

Suit a creative, tenacious and credible NPD Manager who has experience of working within complex product categories, or a Senior Development Technologist who is ready for the next step up. You'll have a proven track record of driving the development of new products where you have delivered persuasive presentations and established great relationships with the major multiples.

If you have a passion for food and are looking for the chance to make an impact with this thriving food business, then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 or 07700 137 110 to find out more.


Ref: F6762


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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