Product Developer

Blue Spark
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

Job Details

The Company

This beloved brand are continuing to bring innovative and tasty products to consumers around the world. With a new vison and strategy in place, they are looking to grow their NPD team with a dynamic Product Developer that is bright, creative & capable.  

The Role 

Reporting to the Head of Food, you’ll be part of the innovation team, helping to accelerate growth plans for existing and new platforms. You’ll be proactively delivering a rich pipeline of innovation and unlocking sales within new categories.

Your role will encompass all aspects of NPD and you’ll work collaboratively with a small team who are as passionate about food and flavours as you are. You will take pride in undertaking category insights and competitor analyses to find gaps in the market and space for exciting new concepts. 

You’ll take ownership of NPD projects from ideation stage all the way through to product launch which will involve ideation, hands on recipe development, costings and presentations to the senior management team.  This will include building and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers who you will work closely with on your innovation projects.  

The Person

The role would suit a passionate foodie who loves keeping up with the latest trends and has the ability to translate them into delicious yet commercially viable products.  

You’ll have experience as an NPD Technologist or Product Developer where you have gained concept to launch experience and a full understanding of the NPD cycle. You will be highly adept at creating new products as well as having detail conscious project management skills. You’ll also need be an excellent team player with confident presentation and communication skills.

Experience in any product area will be considered but bakery/ snacking would be desirable as would a food science or food technology qualification.  

Flexible working is offered and there will be travel between sites as well as to suppliers, so a full driving licence is needed.

In Return

• Annual Bonus
• Life Assurance Cover 
• Bupa Private Healthcare 
• Wellbeing Service & Support 
• Perkbox Rewards 
• Reward & Recognition Schemes 

So, if you are looking for your next challenge where you can enhance your Product Developer career with a global brand, then apply now or contact us 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. 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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