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Senior NPD Manager

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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

Job Details

The Company

Be part of an innovative food movement and join a growing food brand, with a focus on creating products for health-conscious consumers. This premium brand is rapidly expanding and are already market leaders in their sector, with ambitions to make an impact in new product areas. The brand has a big vision with exciting new possibilities and is looking for an amazing Senior NPD Manager to take the lead in creating new products in the ambient category.

This role is hybrid, 3 days a week based at the London HQ, with regular UK travel.


The Role

This is a great opportunity to be a key member of the Product Team in a broad role within a vibrant, entrepreneurial business. This newly created position will be pivotal to delivering the innovation strategy and pipeline, supporting the senior team to deliver strategic growth plans.

You’ll be taking food and consumer trends and effortlessly translate these into able to into tangible products that fit with the brand’s values and ambitions. You’ll work closely with new and existing manufacturing partners on short and long-term innovation pipelines, taking ownership of projects (from concept to launch) and in the future, manage product optimisation projects to ensure existing ranges are still outperforming the competition.

Another key aspect of this role is to build solid relationships with suppliers, co- manufacturers as well as internal teams to seamlessly deliver exceptional products to market, ensuring the brand excels in their health-focused categories.


The Candidate

We're looking for a talented NPD Manager who is pro-active and solutions led, with the product and project management skills to deliver NPD for a fast-paced brand. You know how to translate vision and strategy into viable products that are commercially sound and have a good understanding of packaging and sustainability.

You will have a food science or related degree and must have experience of managing products from concept stage through to launch. Your experience will be from either a manufacturing, brand or retail environment but you must have proven NPD successes.  Product experience within dry powder mixing / cereal / supplements or similar, with an understanding of manufacturing methods and supply partners is essential for this role.

As well as being a self- starter who can work autonomously, you will need to have superb organisational & prioritisation skills. You’ll be a natural communicator with the ability to effectively manage, influence and engage key stakeholders. Building strong relationships, working in collaboration and making things happen are demonstrable attributes that make you stand out.

If you're a looking to sink your teeth into unique opportunity apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 or 07700 137 110 to find out more.


Ref: F6764


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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