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Senior Development Technologist

Senior Development Technologist

  • Location:

    County Laois

  • Sector:

    Food Production & FMCG

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    Next Generation

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Senior NPD Technologist

My client, a constantly expanding food manufacturing business is looking for a Senior NPD Technologist who will join the team in their new site in Co. Laois and will support the Culinary Innovation Manager in setting the NPD agenda for the new factory.

You will be leading the development agenda facilitating successful scale up into the factory to meet both the customer and businesses expectations, whilst satisfying all relevant technical and operational criteria in line with a critical path.

This is a permanent (full-time) job based in Co. Laois with some flexibility to work from home available in the long run.

What will you do in this job?

  • You will be responsible for the development of new products in tandem with culinary team to meet a product brief across Brand and Private Label products in the portfolio in line with relevant trends.
  • You will support the NPD manager in developing successful NPD, EPD and BlueSky concepts, championing project management, building great cross functional relationships across the wider business through a highly collaborative way of working.
  • You will manage critical paths, keeping all relevant functions up to date on progress, escalating issues where relevant.
  • You will work closely with operations, technical and purchasing to ensure all potential future changes are managed appropriately (e.g. onboarding of contingency suppliers, technical transfers of current ingredients, shelf life extensions etc.)
  • You will lead and facilitate factory trials to ensure optimization of product and process to improve manufacturing in line with the Group NPD process.

What do you need to be successful in this job?

  • You hold a 3rd level qualification in Food Science/Technology relevant discipline.
  • You have a minimum of 3-4 years of experience in a NPD role in the food manufacturing industry.

The Next Step for you:

Interested in this role? Please send your CV to Kate Curran at Next Generation Recruitment by clicking on the Apply button!

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