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NPD Technologist – Food

25/05/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

NPD Technologist – Food (Non-Manufacturing division of large group)

The Role:

Very forward thinking food business with strong manufacturing roots, this group however also sources a number of innovative products into the business. This role will be responsible for working with external 3rd party manufacturers, sourcing products through innovation, delivering successful NPD projects to help grow the product portfolio and drive growth within the business. This role has an excellent supported NPD structure and innovation is key to driving the business.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Managing NPD projects with third party manufacturers
  • Ideas generation and prototype sampling
  • Interpreting product development briefs, ensuring solutions in line with the project brief, customer expectations, operational constraints and commercial needs
  • Product presentations internally and to external customers
  • Work closely with the Supply team, Sales & marketing & Site teams as required
  • Maintain awareness of market, consumer trends and competitor activity
  • Keeping ahead of legislation and technological advances
  • Work in-conjunction with quality department to develop product specifications, pack copy, nutrition information
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing/promotional material
  • Complete quality benchmarking and sensory panel testing
  • Attending first production runs as necessary

Key Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Highly creative with a keen interest in food
  • Strong commercial awareness and market focus
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in food product development
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask as required
  • An organized and logical approach to work with excellent time management skills
  • A team player with decisive approach

 

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

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