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Culinary & Innovation Technologist

05/04/24 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

Calling all culinary creatives and innovation enthusiasts!  Are you ready to blend your passion for food with cutting-edge technology? Look no further! We're seeking a Culinary & Innovation Technologist to join our dynamic team and help shape the future of our clients business.


The C&I Technologist will be responsible for launching approved products through the factories and to be an active member of the development team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • The Culinary & Innovation Technologist will be involved in the development of new product concepts working from customer briefs, blue skies concepts, existing product re-developments and factory optimisation
  • Drive the launch of new product concepts through the approved Stage Gate Process ensuring each stage is documented and signed off according to procedure
  • Organise product and sample submissions to customers and participate in presentations externally and internally to stakeholders and customers
  • Arrange trials and pre-production trials on new products through the pilot plant and the manufacturing unit
  • Completion and recording of customer trackers, product costings, sensory analysis trials, competitor bench marking and shelf-life analysis trials from an organoleptic and microbiological point of view
  • Complete and sign off finished product specifications in conjunction with QA for all new lines
  • Design QAS documents and approve all defect standards with the teams
  • Complete 1st production/launch, sign off with the relevant teams and with the customer
  • Complete post-launch reviews and issue reports to the business teams
  • Work with production and QA in relation to customer codes of practise, process improvements/ yields / improving process efficiencies and cost reduction projects
  • Be part of the drive for innovation  by participating in brainstorming, Synectic’s sessions, trend analysis forums and market safaris
  • To assist in all areas of the product development process as necessary
  • General administration and office duties


Qualifications/ Skills/ Experience:

  • 3rd level Degree in Food Science / Culinary Science or related discipline
  • 3+ years NPD experience


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

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