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NPD Manager

Blue Spark
South Yorkshire
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Production, General Management
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This is a great opportunity to join a growing food business who supplies the UK retail market. With excellent prospects and a highly respected retail customer base, they are now on the lookout for an NPD Manager who can help drive innovation for their customers.


The Role

In this influential role you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing the innovation strategy in line with the company’s commercial vision as well as their customer and consumer-led values. This will involve leading your team in the development of new products, managing the critical path from ideation stage through to concept approval.

Up to date with the latest trends, you'll apply your knowledge and passion for food into innovative ideas that will enhance the existing range of products whilst guiding your creative team to develop exciting new concepts that are first to market. 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 prominent food manufacturer stays ahead of its competitors.


The Candidate

Suit a creative, tenacious and credible NPD Manager, or a Senior NPD Technologist ready to take the next step up in this strategic innovations role. With bountiful experience within food manufacturing you will be extremely well-presented and adept at delivering demonstrations to major retails customers.

You will have a proven track record of developing products in food manufacturing where you have gained a strong understanding of the NPD process and really honed your retail customer management skills. Great communication and interpersonal skills are also essential along with the ability to motivate and support your team’s development.

If you have an eye for the bigger picture as well as a real passion for food innovation then apply now or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737/07700 137 110 for a confidential chat.


Ref: F6772


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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