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NPD Technologist

22/04/21 Louth Neg

Permanent full-time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced NPD Technologist to join one of Ireland’s most innovative Food businesses located in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Developing both indulgent and nutrition-focused product ranges, this business excels in delivering a creative and diverse portfolio of products to its Global Retail and Food Service Customers. This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark on a highly successful and rapidly-advancing business.

The ideal candidate will be results-driven, proactive and highly motivated. They will have a hands-on style of working and will be creative and passionate about food. Knowledge of baking techniques will be a distinct advantage. Salary €35k+ depending on experience.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with customers and key internal stakeholders to achieve optimum results in terms of the new and existing product development strategy, and ultimately delivering the company’s business growth objectives.
  • Project manage the development of products from concept to post launch review using the stage gate process.
  • Research consumer trends & develop recipes within the NPD Kitchen in line with project briefs.
  • Plan and execute sensory analysis, delivering reporting and recommendations.
  • Coordinate production trials, delivering Technical support when required.
  • Compile and issue relevant recipe, nutrition, and production documentation to support new product launch.
  • Deliver new product presentations to Customers.
  • Work cross-functionally with Finance, Sales, Quality Procurement and Production teams.

Skills, qualification & experience required:

  • Food Science/Culinary Innovation degree or similar.
  • 3+ years Product Development experience within Food Manufacturing.
  • Experience in developing bakery products/ using similar product construct techniques.
  • Ability to interpret consumer trends and customer requirements, and to develop innovative product ranges to accordingly.
  • A passion for food, ingredients and innovative food concepts.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently or within a team.
  • Experience in cross functional collaboration.

At Quorum Search Partners we respect your privacy. Your CV is sent to us in complete confidence and will never be forwarded to a third party without your consent.

Please note: due to current time constraints and travel restrictions, only candidates located in Ireland with full rights to work will be considered for this position.

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Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at brona@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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