NPD Manager

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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New Product Development
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Company

Are you looking for that special food brand that are innovative, vibrant and ambitious with a shared culture that is inclusive and brings people together to deliver extraordinary results?

They have grown in size and reputation over the years as they uphold their values and believe in positive action.

They have created a new role to help drive innovation and need an exceptional Senior Developer / NPD Manager to join their growing team.

This is a hybrid role (3 - 4 days on site, sometimes less, sometimes more).

The Role

In this high-profile role, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the innovation pipeline through the development of amazing premium products that are in line with the company’s commercial vision as well as their consumer-led values.

You will be managing products from concept to launch, delivering products that not only taste fabulous, but are technically and commercially sound too.  As well as NPD, you will also get involved with renovation projects so that all the products in the range are as good as they can be.

You will enjoy being creative but able to flex to apply your scientific know-how to come up with product and process solutions.  You’ll enjoy getting your foodie researcher hat on and seek out hot new trends, source stunning new ingredients, play with flavour combinations, and translate food trends into fabulous concepts. You will also be happy to roll your sleeves up and make sure production trials run smoothly.

The Person

We are looking for an NPD Manager with experience in frozen dairy products and ideally confectionery too.  A Food Science or Food Technology qualification is desirable for this role.

You’ll be really resourceful, proactive and enjoy finding solutions.  You will have a passion for food, understand the NPD process as well as technical aspects of product development. You will have a proven track record of developing hugely successful products and being highly adept at bringing products to market.

Great communication, interpersonal and influencing skills are also essential in order to work closely with key stakeholders and suppliers.

Suit an experienced Senior Product Developer or NPD Manager with lots of enthusiasm and tenacity combined with outstanding NPD management and organisational skills.  Being able to thrive in a fast paced and entrepreneurial environment is essential as you will need to be able to take ownership of products, make decisions and drive projects to completion.

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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.


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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