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NPD Technologist

Blue Spark
South West England
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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The Company

With a goal to delight customers and consumers alike this continually growing food business supply the foodservice sector across the UK with high quality products. They are now seeking their next rising star to strengthen their NPD team.


The Role

Reporting to the Sales Director you will be contributing to the development of new concepts and updating existing products in line with exciting new trends and customer briefs. You'll be assisting with concept samples, costings, taste panels, preparation of internal & external presentations as well as liaising with suppliers to source new ingredients.

You'll be responsible for all critical paths to make sure products are successfully launched. You will work with the technical & production team to help drive products through the NPD process ensuring they meet quality standards, are commercially viable and of a premium standard. You'll also communicate with the commercial and marketing teams to conduct product reviews, benchmarking, and competitor analysis.


The Person

This would suit an ambitious and creative NPD professional looking to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a fast moving NPD role. Ideally you will have had some bakery experience within a food manufacturing environment.

A genuine passion for bakery and the determination to succeed, you will possess excellent communication and organisation skills, coupled with the ability and enthusiasm to learn quickly and be proactive in the development of your career. The company work at pace so although they are really supportive, they will need someone who loves the hustle and bustle of a busy environment.

So, if you are driven and motivated then this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Apply now or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Ref: F6770


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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