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Product Developer


Fruit Towers - London


Product Development

innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.

what you'll be doing


We’re going through an exciting period of growth – broadening both our products portfolio and the geographies we operate within, getting our delicious drinks in the hands of more and more drinkers across Europe.

We’re passionate about making products that taste great and are also great value. So unsurprisingly, innovation is a bit of a big deal for us.

We’re looking for a new product development technologist to join the products team.You’ll be working closely with our innovation team to help bring our ideas to life.

It’ll be your job to make sure everything tastes awesome by creating, reviewing and tweaking recipes to make sure all our drinks are the best in class. At the same time making sure all our quality controls are stuck to and the paperwork and documentation is kept in shape. You’ll also keep a keen eye on the numbers too make sure everything makes commercial sense and all our rigorous quality controls are kept up.

We’re a small (but powerful) team here at innocent so you’ll need to be prepared to roll up your sleeves (both literally and figuratively) to do what’s needed to get things done.

you'll have

  • Creativity. With a killer set of taste buds. You’ll be able to tell the difference between 5 different types of strawberry at twenty paces.
  • Obsessed with quality. You’ll never settle.
  • An accomplished plate spinner, able to juggle many different NPD projects at once with very different demands, timescales and objectives.
    commercially savvy. You’ll know how to lead commercial recipe development through cost kaizen and responsiveness, plus, have an understanding of other key factors - kitchen work and cost model management for example.
  • experience in a commercial food product development or food innovation role (ideally drinks) and in implementing and managing NPD from scratch - right through to launch.
  • And we think you’ll probably have a food science qualification as well.

you'll get

We’ve got big ambitions over the next few years, delivering market-leading growth from smoothie, juice and refreshment– so it’s an exciting time to be joining innocent, and you’ll have a crucial role to play in delivering these plans.

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business. And, as well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we offer free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us. 

No agencies please.