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Head of NPD

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
22 Jul 2022

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The Company

Do you like the thought of joining a vibrant entrepreneurial food brand where you can share and indulge your passion for innovation? This premium brand is transforming delectable products into health-conscious alternatives. To help them expand they are now seeking an exceptional Head of NPD to who can help create awe-inspiring products that consumers will adore.

The Role

In this influential role you'll be responsible for implementing the innovation strategy in line with the company’s commercial vision as well as their customer and consumer-led values. You’ll be reporting to the R&D Director and will be managing products from ideations to launch to bring delicious new concepts to market, working closely with the R&D Manager to drive first to market innovation.
You’ll need to get your foodie researcher hat on and seek out hot new trends, source amazing new ingredients, play with flavour combinations, benchmark competitor products and translate food trends into fabulous concepts. You will also be happy to roll your sleeves up and make sure production trials run smoothly.  

As the brand grows you will start building a robust NPD team that will take the company to new heights of success.

The Person

We are looking for an accomplished NPD professional ideally with experience in a bakery or sweet snacking category.  You’ll be resourceful, proactive and enjoy finding solutions from a creative and technical perspective.  Brand experience would be great but not essential as its great product development and project management expertise that is needed to make an impact in this hands on, strategic role.

You will have a passion for healthy foods, a proven track record of developing hugely successful products and be highly adept at bringing products to market.  You must be able to make decisions, take ownership of products, drive projects to completion and understand how to thrive in an entrepreneurial company where every day is different.  Team management skills, the ability to influence at all levels and the commercial acumen to ensure product success is also vital.

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

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

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.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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