Naomi Blair - Lead Product Developer, Marks & Spencer

Naomi started her career at Sainsbury’s, joining as a buying assistant before moving on to product development, working across both ambient & fresh categories. She left Sainsbury’s to join Harrods where she worked on the transformation of the world-leading Chocolate Hall, as well as NPD for the Fresh Food Category, including juices, food to go, food for later and bakery & patisserie. Naomi’s love of exceptional, market-leading food then led her to Marks & Spencer, where she now works as a Lead Product Developer in the Ambient Grocery team, overseeing the strategy, NPD and range for Hot Bevs, Canned & Home-Baking. Naomi is passionate about good food, and is always on the lookout for new, exciting challenger brands and products.