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Product Technologist

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

Job Details

The Company

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Product Technologist to join an exciting and rapidly evolving branded business. Driven by a culture of innovation, ambition and entrepreneurship, our client works to rejuvenate consumers lives with the power of natural ingredients. This highly supportive company believe in taking a step back from the chaos of everyday life by transforming the way we fuel our bodies. They are now looking for a bright technologist to join their product team and grow with the community. 
The Role

Reporting to the Head of Product, you will be the go-to person for all things technical, quality and safety. You will support the management of the Product Development lifecycle through building and owning relevant Stage-Gate process documents, effectively scaling the company as they grow. Key responsibilities will include:

·    Taking ownership of building the quality management system in order to maintain accurate specifications, policies and procedures, approving suppliers and maintaining due diligence records

·    Working collaboratively with manufacturing partners and suppliers, carrying out site visits both in the UK and USA to raise standards throughout the product life cycle and maintain accreditation records

·    Co-ordinating and running regular quality control panels, safeguarding the consistency of the company’s products

·    Working closely with the NPD to support with technical aspects of new product development, including creating and managing timelines, ingredient risk assessments, sample submissions, specification creation and compliance to artwork approvals

·    Becoming the technical expert within the business, from running meetings about trend complaints and supplier performance metrics, to being responsible for supporting the B-Corp accreditation process and external consultants 

The Person  

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious technologist with a food science / food technology degree, and a couple of years’ experience of working in a similar development, quality and compliance role within the food industry. You are HACCP Level 2 and Food Safety Level 2 qualified, and are well familiarised with improving technical functions such as writing policies or procedures for a Quality Management System. You’re passionate, bring heaps of energy and enthusiasm to the role along with an inquisitive and logical mind. 

Self-motivated with a keen eye for detail, you’ll have top notch communication, organisation and prioritisation skills along with an excellent analytical approach – a necessity when handling multiple projects and liaising with colleagues at all business levels. Additionally, you’ll be proactive and able to use your own initiative, think outside the box and consistently exceed high technical standards.

Please note this role does require travel to supplier and manufacturing sites both in the UK and the USA. 

In Return

·    Flexible working 
·    Paid membership to relevant professional bodies to support continuous professional development
·    A day off for your birthday
·    Product discount & Friends/Family codes
·    1 Community day (taken whenever to undertake charitable volunteering of choice)

If you are looking to join a business that will constantly give you new opportunities as the brand grows, then get in touch on 0345 2600 737, or apply now as this could be your perfect role!  

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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. If you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements for the recruitment process or the role, please feel free to contact us. 

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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