Senior Product Development Technologist

Senior Product Development Technologist

(Fixed Term Contract - 10 months - Longford)


My client, a FMCG company based in Longford is looking for a Senior Product Development Technologist to join their team in a Fixed Term Contract for 10 months. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking new products from concept approval to launch.



  • Ownership of all development projects, as assigned by the R&D Manager from idea generation to post launch review.
  • Be organised with effective time management skills and have the ability to manage several projects and deadlines.
  • Coordinate and attend factory trials and ensure consistency of product.
  • Organise and oversee pilot scale production and full scale production of new products.
  • Work in conjunction with other R&D members in relation to artwork approval and specification completion.
  • Work in conjunction with the Procurement team in relation to new ingredients, new supplier approval.
  • Play an active role within the HACCP team, ensuring that all hazards within new product development process are identified and managed.
  • Coordinate all external testing and ensure appropriate documentation and analysis of results.
  • Plan and prepare for customer visits in terms of product & paper presentations.
  • Participate in site audits (customer specific, IFS, BRC, MSC etc.).



  • Degree in a relevant discipline - Food Technology/Food Science/Nutritional Science
  • Minimum 3 Years’ experience in a NPD development position in an FMCG organisation
  • Availability to work in a Fixed Term Contract (10 months)



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