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Innovation/Ideation Manager

Blue Spark
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join an innovative and nutritionally focused food brand who are internationally recognised for their exceptional products.  As part of their future ambitions, they have created a new role in their Innovation Team where you help identify and shape the future innovation pipeline for the brand.

The role is hybrid with minimum of 2 days in the office.


The Role

Be ready to make your mark in this broad role where you’ll be using all your resources to uncover the latest trends and insights to help identify future product opportunities. Working closely with the Insight, Product, Technical and Packaging teams you will seek out inspirational ideas that can really elevate the brand and make inroads into new categories.

You will help deliver a funnel of ideas for a 3-year innovation pipeline that aligns with the ambitions of the brand, business strategy and vision.  You’ll explore new ideas / concepts, evaluate, prioritise and select the best products to move into the feasibility stage where you work collaboratively will all departments and manufacturing partners. 

You will assess consumer desirability as well as technical, commercial and production viability to help create / support your concept proposition. As this is a new role and team, you will also be involved with designing, implementing and establishing a robust framework for the exploration and ideation of new products. 


The Person

An exceptionally talented R&D / NPD professional with experience of working for a food brand in a front-end innovation role.  Someone who is curious, creative, can think big and be bold. You will have innovation strategy development experience having commissioned and used insight to develop compelling products and delivering a long-term innovation pipeline.

You’ll know how to work collaboratively and be able to develop an innovation culture and mindset, inspiring those around you to think differently.

A rare chance to make your mark in a brand-new role so please apply or contact Dhrutee for more information on 0345 2600 737 or 07700 137 110. 


Ref: F6759


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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