NPD Technologist (FTC)

Blue Spark
Closing date
13 Apr 2023

Job Details

The Company

This continually growing chilled manufacturer are leading the way in their competitive category supplying innovative products to the major UK retailers. They are now seeking a Product Developer to support their retail NPD team on a 12 month maternity cover contract. 

The Role

Reporting to the Head of NPD, you will be developing chilled products for the major retailers, responding to customer briefs to create exciting new products that reflect the latest trends. You will work closely with the team of development chefs, supporting with innovation as well as updating the company’s current products, tweaking ingredients to improve taste, texture, quality and cost. 

The role will involve working with customer NPD teams and ensuing the timely management of critical paths, keeping them appraised of progress and being part of presentations. Liaising with the Process team you’ll secure a smooth hand over from kitchen to factory ensuring all products are manufactured right first-time round. 

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious food science graduate who has concept to launch development experience within a food manufacturing environment. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a similar fast paced innovations role where you have gained an understanding of developing products for the major retailers. 

You’ll need to be confident and foodie with great organisation and project management skills in order to help create and launch successful products into the marketplace. You’ll also need to have good presentation skills and first class communication skills as you’ll be liaising with internal teams, customers and suppliers. 

So if you have the drive and enthusiasm to take on a new challenge where you can enhance your skills with a supportive food company then apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

Ref: Y6584


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

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