New Product Development Manager

The Company

This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly expanding branded business producing inspirational food products for a broad customer base. Passionate about innovative and high quality products, they are looking for an ambitious New Product Development Manager to play a key role in the delivery of their exciting development plans.

The Role

In this multifaceted role you’ll be responsible for developing new product ranges from concept to launch in line with the NPD strategy whilst incorporating brand values. Liaising closely with Marketing and Technical teams you’ll play a key role in the generation of concept briefs including aspects such as flavours, recipes, textures, raw materials and nutritional elements.

Whilst assisting with expanding UK operations by bringing new products to market, you’ll play an active role in defining the supply base for now and in the future, building and developing effective relationships and working with manufacturing partners to set benchmarks. You’ll also be working with suppliers to source new ingredients that match product specifications as well as food safety standards to ensure that all products are of the best levels of quality without compromising on taste. In addition you’ll be benchmarking new product portfolios whilst undertaking market performance reviews to guarantee that the reputation of this trusted brand is maintained.

The Person

We are looking for a confident and motivated Food Science or Technology graduate who has gained strong, well-rounded NPD experience in food product development within a fast paced FMCG environment. You’ll have worked within a team to launch exciting new ranges where you have developed a good working knowledge of all aspects of NPD including technical requirements. A thorough understanding of NPD processes is also essential as you’ll be working with internal teams to drive continuous improvements and deliver new products that are time and cost efficient. You must also have excellent project management, organisation and communication skills in order to succeed in this diverse role.

This role will be based in London however will require European & International travel.

If you're a passionate foodie with key NPD experience then we’d love to hear from you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more!

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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.

Contact Us!

Blue Spark
Organisation:
Tel: 0345 2600 737
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food@blue-spark.org.uk


Blue Spark Organisation
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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