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NPD & Technical Executive

22/02/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Our client a fast-moving innovative food company are looking for an ambitious NPD & Technical Executive for long-term career growth within a dynamic NPD & Technical team. Located in modern offices in Dublin our client is a successful NPD led food company managing innovative ranges of food products sourced locally and internationally. Our client controls its own brand portfolio while supplying a wide range of food products to leading foodservice, retail and industrial customers. A number of significant developments inside and outside Ireland are planned for 2018-2021.

This role is attractive to an ambitious candidate looking to grow their experience in a diverse range of food categories within an exciting fast growing business.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate New Product Development projects across various food categories
  • Work with suppliers and Purchasing to ensure projects developed smoothly and on time
  • Liaise with existing and new suppliers (mainly European) to expand ranges
  • Ensure product specifications, customer questionnaires and new launch listing-forms are filled-in and up to date
  • Support sales and commercial team on key customer presentations
  • Liaise with design companies and suppliers on packaging and artwork design
  • New food concept development
  • Ensure labelling and product packaging claims are accurate
  • From time to time attend first production runs and supplier meetings etc. in Europe

Key skills, Education and Experience:

  • Third level degree in Food Science or related discipline
  • Good team and organisation skills
  • 3 years+ food industry experience
  • Good communicator
  • IT literate and Good software skills
  • Pro-active and “can-do” attitude
  • Flexible and ambitious
  • Good at project and time management and able to work in fast paced environment
  • Enjoys the broader world of food with an interest in flavours and trends

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of FIR – 1169/2011
  • Experience in risk assessment and product analysis
  • Knowledge of specifications management systems (e.g. Muse/Zoom/Hamilton Grant etc.)

Please apply by sending your CV to Hazel Brennan at hbrennan@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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