NPD Technologist

NPD Technologist

  • Location:

    County Dublin

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain & Procurement

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Kate Curran

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

  • Contact phone:

    +353 16498539

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Role Title: Senior NPD Technologist

Reference Number: KC11367

Location: Dublin West/Dublin North

Perm/Contract: Permanent 

Next Generation Recruitment are currently recruiting fora Senior NPD Technologist for a well-established and successful company within the food manufacturing industry. The role requires an individual with 2+ years’ experience leading NPD projects from stage gate to presentation in a busy FMCG environment.


  • Managing the strategic pipeline of work for future Product Development projects.
  • Leading the product development process for the organisation by driving food developments from the stage gate right through to launch for own branded products on behalf of the business.
  • Responsible for driving pilot products through the NPD process to include leading sensory and taste panels.
  • Creating, developing and improving supplier and contract manufacturer relationships
  • Ensuring that new product specifications and product quality are in line with business requirements
  • Identifying new food trends and benchmarking against competitor products.
  • Liaising with internal functions such as sales, marketing, quality and production.
  • Presenting to stakeholders internally.
  • Responsible for product costings and approving artwork


  • 4+ Years’ experience in a product development position within the food industry.
  • 2+ Years’ experience leading projects from stage gate to launch
  • Degree qualified in Food Science or culinary discipline is essential.
  • A strong knowledge of and passion for food.
  • Ability to travel to manufacturing facilities internationally once/twice a month
  • Passion to drive product innovation.

The Next Step for you:

Should this position be of interest to you please forward your CV to Kate Curran from Next Generation Recruitment or alternatively call on the main line on +353 1 6629120. 

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