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NPD Analyst

25/05/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

NPD ANALYST – Global Drinks Brands

This is a fantastic opportunity with a global drinks business, this opportunity offers excellent opportunity for career development within a growing team. Ideally looking for candidates with some experience in NPD within the drinks / beverage sector.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Collating technical, nutritional & regulatory data for specific NPD projects
  • Liaise with Packaging & Marketing Innovation Teams on project requirements
  • Liaise on Global Regulatory Compliance - Internal & External
  • Liaise with ingredient suppliers & external laboratories
  • Trained Sensory Analyst & manage the NPD Sensory Laboratory
  • Lead mixology for NPD
  • Maintenance of Competitor Product library. Compile product profiles & packaging graphics of new & competitor products
  • Physical, Chemical & Sensory Analysis of new & competitor products
  • Assist NPD Manager with Project Management
  • Assist NPD Specialist in R&D & NPD Applications
  • Assist NPD Product Technologist with QC analysis of wet goods, dry goods & finished products
  • Assist NPD Process Technologist with stability trial studies, process scale ups & improvements on laboratory, pilot & production scale
  • Purchasing of samples for the NPD laboratory

Key Skills Required:

  • High competency in food science, nutrition & sensory science
  • Excellent project & time management
  • Strong planning, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Effective team player
  • Excellent IT Skills and numerical skills
  • Excellent sensory capabilities
  • Ability for flexible working hours and availability to visit IDPR sites, Co Packers & Suppliers on behalf of IDPR as requested
  • 3rd level qualification in the areas of general Science, Food Science, Nutritional Science, Microbiology or related discipline
  • Ideally 2-3 years’ experience working in a similar NPD role
  • Keen interest in Food & Drink Innovation with creative abilities
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of sensory science
  • Trained sensory analyst

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

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