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Senior NPD & Process Development Manager

08/02/23 Longford Neg

Permanent full-time

We are working with one of Europe’s fastest-growing food companies, to hire a Senior New Product Development & Process Development Manager. 


They have recently invested €30 million in expanding its world-class facility in the Midlands.


The individual will lead, grow and motivate a talented team of NPD, NPI and Technical staff. Overall responsibilities for managing and supporting the delivery of innovative high-quality products working closely with all internal teams in delivering business results. 


This is a specialized development role requiring an important combination of product and process knowledge. The role offers an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to work in a dynamic and innovative growing environment.


Package Details: 

  • Full-time, permanent position
  • Negotiable base salary 
  • 10% annual bonus based on successful completion of KPI’s
  • 25 days annual leave
  • VHI cover 
  • Pension up to 4% matched
  • Death in service plan 



  • Manages customer interaction and expectations regarding new product development projects.
  • Manages customer briefs from concept to product launch.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships through consistency panel evaluation and quality improvement plans.
  • Management of the Gating Process and Filtering of NPD through to feasibility.
  • Own the development lifecycle and responsibility for managing technical risks throughout projects.
  • Provides technical direction for the development, design, and systems integration for customer engagement from definition phase through implementation.
  • Manages the Vendor Material Supply conformance in BRC and Food Regulation Requirements (Allergen Focus).
  • Manages and develops the Technical, NPI Product and Process Team. 
  • Manages the Capital Requirements of NPI equipment when required for Products requiring new Processes.
  • Manages the team through the Performance Management Development Process.


  • Third Level Degree in Food/Bakery/Related [Technical/Scientific/Applied].
  • NPD/Technical/Quality Management experience - Consumer Food/Bakery - Minimum 8 years.
  • Experienced with Irish & UK Retailers and/or Food Service.
  • Demonstrate successful development & launch achievements.
  • Culinary flair and interest - drive and passion for food.
  • Strong Leadership, Interpersonal & Relationship Building skills.
  • Strategic & Analytical Thinker.
  • Strong Planning, Organising and Time Management skills.
  • Creativity & Innovation.
  • Change Management & Influence.
  • Building & Leading Teams..
  • Developing & Coaching Individuals/Teams. 


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

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