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Junior Product Developer

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

Are you a budding food graduate brimming with passion and looking to gain experience with a highly innovative chilled food and frozen food manufacturer? With a goal to delight customers and consumers this continually growing food business work closely with the major retailers, and are now seeking a Junior Product Developer to join their dedicated team.

Please note this role requires a full UK driving licence.


The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a NPD Technologist to join a vibrant business where you’ll work closely with the Development Chef and Process teams on key projects, contributing to the development of new concepts and updating existing products in line with customer briefs.

This multifaceted role will involve working closely with suppliers, building strong rapport with key contacts and managing resources to ensure the consistently flawless creation of product ranges. You will ensure the highest quality at all stages of the process, calculating nutritional data and product feasibility, as well as being mindful of costings and technical requirements. You'll enjoy the challenge of keeping one step ahead of your competitors, researching seasonal food trends and undertaking competitor analysis whilst benchmarking in order to bring a high level of innovation to fast moving categories.


The Person

We are seeking an ambitious and creative Junior Product Developer looking for that first step into the creative side of the food industry then this role could be for you!

We’re looking for a graduate with a food science or related degree. Who also possesses an exceptional understanding of food trends, ingredients and seasonality. A bonus will be if you’ve previously gained exposure to key aspects of the NPD process within a food manufacturing environment.

You must have excellent communication and organisation skills coupled with the ability and enthusiasm to learn quickly and get started on new projects. You’ll also have a real passion for food, be happy to get hands on in the development kitchen, and thrive on the hustle and bustle of a busy environment.


In Return

  • Career progression
  • Retailer and gym discounts
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Share save scheme

If you are driven and motivated, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

Ref: F6688


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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