NPD Manager

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
2 Sep 2022

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The Company

Working in one of the most fast paced food sectors this entrepreneurial business is growing, taking on new customers and winning awards along the way. They are now looking for an impressive NPD Manager who can drive the food development strategy and ensure that customers are always delighted with the on-trend, fresh and tasty food offerings.

The Role

You will be heading up the NPD team and be instrumental in creating, implementing and managing the food innovation strategy with concept to launch responsibility.  Working closely with sales & marketing, you will use your hands on culinary expertise to develop great tasting products that will truly delight your customers.

You’ll strive towards achieving commercial growth by developing new innovative ranges that embody seasonal trends and quality ingredients.  You will encourage cross-functional teams to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and contribute to the success of products with a focus on innovation as well as quality and efficiency.

You’ll also play a major role in supplier strategy, ensuring every aspect of the product offering matches the company’s passion and authenticity down to the last crumb. In addition you will lead your team to success by providing motivation, guidance and opportunities for development whilst ensuring the team structure is robust enough for the company's ambitious growth plans.

The Person

We are looking for really foodie NPD Manager or Senior Product Developer with a creative flair and a proven track record of working in a hands on NPD role with full concept to launch understanding and spectacular presentation skills. You will have previous experience working in a complex chilled category and have an exceptional palate, understand ingredients, flavours, seasonality, food trends and range planning.  

You will need to be assertive but very approachable and be a good motivational leader with the ability to work closely with various teams to ensure the smooth running of projects. Brimming with ideas and inspiration you’ll have experience of bringing products to market that have pushed the boundaries and can drive a business forward.

If you’re striving to make an impact with a pacey business in a creative product sector then please apply now or call Dhrutee on 0345 2600 737 for more information.

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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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