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NPD Project Manager

20/01/22 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

My client, a leading Irish food producer is looking for an NPD Project Manager to join their team in Kildare.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of a fantastic team and play an active role in the ideation stages of strategic planning within all areas of the innovation process.

You will be a key driver of the stage gate innovation process and you will deliver each project within the agreed timelines set out by the business.

If you have a strong passion for good food, an in-depth knowledge within the areas of nutrition, food safety and culinary techniques related to cooking meat and meat alternatives then this may be the role for you.

Main Duties:

  • Lead on assigned projects from the start of the brief to the final review within the stage gate process.
  • Responsible for gate review meetings at each stage of the stage gate process.
  • Attend all required daily and weekly meetings, ensuring that you maintain all required KPI reports as agreed with your Manager.
  • Give presentations to customers and visit their facilities, leading the technical discussions, offering consumer insights and concepts.
  • Update your own project innovation pipeline on a weekly basis, communicate any significant changes or delays to the required team members.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in food/meat science, food processing, food legislation, specifications and recipe management.
  • Completion and recording of all sensory or benchmark analysis, product evaluations and concept reviews in line with expectations.
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness when using any of the facilities, from desks, kitchens, pilot plant to factory equipment.
  • Any other reasonable tasks as outlined by your Line Manager.

Key skills and requirements:

  • BSc in Food Science or similar.
  • 4+ years NPD experience.
  • Technically minded and keen to problem-solve using LEAN principles.
  • Organisational skills to include reporting, adherence to systems and providing updates on a timely basis.
  • Experience managing Stage Gate process.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to lead and facilitate weekly meetings.
  • Ability to positively influence and encourage pace of projects and success.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team is essential.
  • Previous experience in a similar fast paced environment.

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.



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

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