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NPD Manager

Blue Spark
East Midlands Region
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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The Company

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your NPD career with this prominent multi-site food business producing brand and own label products. They supply innovative and complex products to the major retailers and are looking for an NPD Manager with the capability to adapt well to a fast-paced environment.


The Role

Reporting to the Head of NPD you will work play a key role in the development of new products, managing the critical path from ideation stage through to concept approval and to launch. You will work closely with NPD Chefs and the process technologists to ensure that the products, at every stage of the project, meet brand and customer expectations. 

You will also work closely with internal teams to identify new opportunities within your category whilst applying your NPD and market knowledge to evaluate the commercial viability of new products. In addition, you will liaise with retail customers, cultivating strong relationships to ensure this business stays ahead of its competitors.


The Candidate

Suit a creative, tenacious and credible NPD Manager or Senior Product Developer who has a proven track record of developing products in the chilled food arena. You need to have a great understanding of the NPD & EPD, understand how to develop products for the major retailers with insight into their systems and processes.

Great communication and influencing skills are also essential along with the ability to motivate and support the wider team. 

If you have the confidence, determination and agility to work in a fast-paced environment, then we’d love to hear from you. Apply or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.


Ref: F6697


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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