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Liquid Development Specialist

19/04/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

A world famous beverage brand is seeking to recruit an Liquid Development Specialist; this is a new position and strategic part of their expanding team. Previous experience in beverage development is a distinct advantage.

**Excellent salary plus excellent bonus & profit share**

The Role:

To create new innovative products to meet the conceptual brief, compliant with global regulatory requirements, cost effective, stability tested and suitable for mainstream production. Ensure delivery of innovation projects within agreed timescales. Technical management & analysis of results. Identify, implement and manage continuous improvement processes.

Role Responsibilities: 

  • Ownership of all development projects, as assigned by NPD Manager, from idea generation to launch
  • Assist NPD Manager with NPD projects to ensure delivery within agreed project Critical Path Analysis (CPA)
  • Lead technical input on development with ingredient sourcing and applications
  • Ensure new product and product reformulations are within regulatory requirements of importing country, cost effective, stability tested and suitable for manufacture in agreed production site
  • Keep up to date with global regulatory requirements
  • Active daily trained sensory panellist
  • Organise and oversee laboratory scale up, pilot scale production and full scale production of new products
  • Proactively assist in resolving design issues
  • Maintain an excellent knowledge of the product, production processes and techniques, innovation trends, innovation opportunities and competitor products, whilst keeping abreast of new technologies
  • Preparation, maintenance and revision of formulations, SOPs, product specifications, work instructions, batch records and product control manuals
  • Support cross-functional teams
  • Work closely and establish positive relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Supervision and training of graduates and work experience students

Key Skills Required: 

  • Min. 5 years experience in a creative, new product development beverage creation role
  • Technical Liquid Development and Project Management experience, with a proven track record designing non-alcoholic &/or alcoholic beverages from conceptual idea to product launch
  • Excellent beverage technology capability with knowledge of flavour systems and ingredient interactions to create stable new products
  • Ability to manage several projects and deadlines
  • Demonstrate understanding of consumer insights and translation of the insights to new liquid innovation
  • Creative, self-starter with good time management and an effective team player
  • Excellent numerical, planning and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Trained sensory analyst
  • Good knowledge and understanding of process engineering

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

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