about 2 years ago
Culinary & Innovation / NPD Specialist
Next Generation is recruiting a C&I Specialist for a leading FMCG company based in Kildare.
You will be responsible for launching approved products through the factories and to be an active member of the innovation project team.
- To organise product and sample submissions to customers and participate in presentations externally and internally to stakeholders and customers
- Arrange trials and pre-production trials on new products through the pilot plant and the manufacturing unit
- Drive the launch of new product concepts through the approved Stage Gate Process ensuring each stage is documented & signed off according to procedure
- Completion and recording of customer trackers, product costings, sensory analysis trials, competitor benchmarking and shelf life analysis trials from an organoleptic and microbiological point of view
- Completion of cooking instruction validation and calculation of nutrition profiles of the products
- Sign off finished product specifications in conjunction with QA for all new lines. Design QAS documents and approve all defect standards with the teams
- Complete 1 st production/launch sign off with the relevant teams and with the customer. Complete post-launch reviews and issue reports to the business teams
- Work with production and QA in relation to customer codes of practise, process improvements / yields / improving process efficiencies and cost reduction projects.
- Be part of the drive for innovation within company by participating in brainstorming, synectics sessions and trend analysis forums and market safaris
- Third Level Degree in Food Science or Culinary Science or related subject is essential
- 3+ years' experience in a New Product Development role within a FMCG company
- Excellent communication skills to seniors, suppliers and customers
The next step for you:
Should this position be of interest to you please forward your CV to Renata Kormann from Next Generation Recruitment or alternatively call on the main line on +353 1 6629120.
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