NPD Assistant – Part time

The Company

This is an excellent chance to develop your NPD career with a successful frozen food manufacturer. Providing tried and tested high quality products within the foodservice sector this well-established company are seeking an ambitious self-starter who can help assist and develop their range in line with the NPD strategy.

The Role

Supporting the Head of Operations this is a great opportunity for an NPD professional to gain insight and exposure as a key member of the Development team. In this varied role you’ll support NPD projects, contributing to the development of new concepts and updating existing products in line with customer briefs.

Maintaining and managing the sample diary you’ll be requesting samples from suppliers whilst conducting store visits, gathering information on new products in the market and identifying areas for potential growth. You’ll be assisting with the preparation of internal and external presentations, cooking up new concepts and running taste panels. Getting up close and personal with the products themselves, you will manage the recipe and ingredient database, plan and carry out factory trials and get hands on with recipe development when needed. You’ll also visit suppliers and work jointly to develop finished and new products ensuring the brand enjoys continued success within their category.

The Person

Passionate about food and eager to try out the latest trends, you’ll have heaps of energy and enthusiasm and the ability to spot an opportunity and seize it. Preferably you’ll have some NPD experience within food manufacturing and be keen to learn more about developing products from concept stage to launch. Educated to degree level, ideally within a food discipline, you’ll be intuitive and confident meeting customers with top-notch interpersonal and communication skills as well as the adaptability and drive projects. You will also have strong organisation, prioritisation and planning skills to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner to set deadlines.

So if you are looking to develop your knowledge and skills within a diverse and rewarding NPD role then please apply now or call 0345 2600 737.


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.

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Blue Spark
Tel: 0345 2600 737
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Blue Spark Organisation
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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