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Senior Product Development Manager

16/10/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Senior Product Development Manager - €100k plus

A highly innovative and specialised branded food business with a global presence is seeking a Senior Product Development Manager for their business based out of Dublin. There will also be some travel with the role. The organisation is experiencing massive growth and to fulfil the business requirements, this is a key appointment for the business.

**Salary – 100k package plus excellent benefits**

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead the innovation strategy for the business as well as leading and developing a high performing team
  • Development of integrated solutions which will lead to the overall growth and increased profits of the product range
  • Be the expert on all customer specific requests in relation to finished products
  • Lead the NPD team towards the set targets
  • Responsible for the technological management of the sites and suppliers
  • Responsible for the upscaling and implementation of new production lines
  • Work closely with all other relevant teams within the business - Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain in order to deliver specific growth within specified markets.
  • Identify opportunities to extend the existing technologies into new applications
  • Identify and create solutions and new formulations
  • Identify and assess new technologies applicable in existing applications
  • Responsible for the management of the Development site

Key Experience and Skills needed:

  • Master’s Degree in Food Science or related technical
  • Significant experience in Bakery and Cereal Application, Research & Development or New Product Development roles
  • Substantial experience in industrial bakery manufacturing/processing would be a benefit
  • Knowledge of associated product categories such as process aids and functional ingredients (e.g. enzymes, emulsifiers, sourdough, preservatives)
  • Strong business and commercial understanding
  • Strong customer interaction skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally with all divisions within the business
  • Competent in relevant IT applications
  • Ability to travel as required by the role
  • Ability to independently plan and execute plans to deliver agreed strategic business plans and solutions

Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at cmccabe@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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