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NPD Executive

04/06/19 Galway Neg

Permanent full-time

Graduate NPD Executive 

Our client, a leading Irish food producer, are looking for a New Production Introduction Executive to join their team in Galway. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate of Food Science or a similar discipline to gain valuable experience in an established company.

Location: Galway, Sligo, Roscommon 


  • Ensuring the Company’s New Product Introduction process fully supports the business and manages all aspects of Food Safety, Quality and Legality
  • Tracking progress to ensure all products meet launch dates agreed with customer and coordinating first production launches
  • Co-ordinating and managing weekly product tasting sessions and carrying out root cause analysis should any fail
  • Maintaining Safe Food factory floor specification
  • Completing all internal finished product specifications and packaging specifications
  • Managing Internal Label generation and finished product codes allocation
  • Reviewing and approving Bord Bia labels and carrying out artwork reprint approvals
  • Managing and reviewing NPD/NPI product files ensuring all files are audit ready
  • Co-ordinating and gathering shelf life & nutritional samples for external laboratory testing
  • Carrying out organoleptic shelf life trials
  • Carrying out cooking validations alongside NPD
  • Working cross-functionally with Technical, Production and Logistics teams
  • This role involves travel and will require a certain degree of flexibility

Experience & skills:

  • Science/Food Technology Qualification or related
  • Previous experience working in a food environment would be a distinct advantage
  • Own car and full, clean driving licence essential
  • Passion about the food industry
  • Excellent attention to detail, the ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills

Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at or call for more information.

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