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NPD Manager

15/04/24 Cork Neg

Permanent full-time

We have a new exciting opening for a NPD Manager to join our client, a well established Irish brand who works with the major retailers around the country and is based in Cork.


In this position you will spearhead innovative projects, drive product development strategies, and shape the future of the company's offerings in an exciting and fast-paced environment.


Full time, Permanent position.

Hours of work - Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. 

Time in lieu for overtime.

Company accommodation available.



  • Lead NPD & EPD projects from concept to launch, collaborating cross-functionally for innovation and renovation.
  • Ensure 100% compliance with policies, legislation, and product standards.
  • Implement Lean NPD techniques and monitor compliance with stage gate development processes.
  • Manage project timelines according to critical path plans set by NPD account manager.
  • Coordinate day-to-day NPD activities for line extensions and brand pack resizing.
  • Protect and improve process and product quality continuously.
  • Provide leadership and training to NPD staff for effective task completion.
  • Understand and align with business priorities, emphasising lowest cost principles.
  • Provide weekly project progress updates to the NPD account manager.
  • Liaise with key account retail customers to resolve project issues.
  • Drive continuous improvements within the Innovation Department.
  • Research markets and technologies for new product concept development.



  • Hold a third level degree in Food Technology, Science or Food Business.
  • 3 years + experience within FMCG or a Food Manufacturing environment. 
  • Excellent communication, time management and planning/project management experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Quality systems e.g. BRC Standard, HACCP systems, Allergen control.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of specification and customer systems such as TTL, HG, Igloo or similar.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Food Legislation and legal labelling requirements.
  • Ability for flexible working hours and travel.


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Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Bourke at or call 018788240 for more information.

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