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R&D Group Technologist - Food Industry

30/09/22 Longford Neg

Permanent full-time

Leading Food Business, based in Co. Longford, is seeking an R&D Group Technologist to join their team! 

This company produces an extensive range of products for retailers in Ireland & abroad. 

This role will report to the Development & Innovation Manager.

This is a Full-time permanent position. 

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. 

Package includes a Pension Contribution Scheme.

Excellent progression opportunities!

Responsibilities: 

  • Involved in the development of new products, from initial concept to plant approval. Providing in-depth reports on trials that accurately reflect the work carried out including all required measurements, ingredients, standard operating procedures, recommended actions and next steps.
  • Responsible for the modification of existing products at the request of, and in consultation with customers and the technical, production, purchasing and commercial functions.
  • Identifying any critical issues with developments, make recommendations for improvements and ensure that everything complies with quality, safety and customer expectations.
  • Coordination and management of product requests initiated by sales, purchasing, production and quality.
  • These requests could be for NPD, existing product for internal/external presentation, customer request, visit etc.
  • Involved in the input of recipe formulations.
  • Works closely with Sales & Marketing functions to deliver customer support and satisfaction.
  • Respond to customer queries. These queries can be in relation to nutritional, analytical etc.
  • Support customer visits to all the production sites/offices.
  • This includes organising full product presentations and paperwork from this site and co coordinating samples, paperwork from all other sites.
  • Participate in customer and other technical audits.
  • Knowledge of brand and competitors’ products in the marketplace.
  • Preparation of customer specification, pack copies, QAS and any other relevant customer documentation.
  • Artwork Coordinator support when required.
  • Ensure all packaging is developed in line with relevant legislation, codes of practice, and specific customer requirements.
  • Provide support to the production and quality function when necessary.

Requirements: 

  • 3rd level food science qualification or equivalent.
  • Previous R&D / NPD experience.
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written – and the ability to work with various departments.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Food science and nutritional awareness both from a legislative, regulatory and best practice perspective i.e. food safety, hygiene, nutritional requirements.

  

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Please apply by sending your CV to Laura Duffy at laura@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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