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New Product Development Manager

22/10/19 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

New Product Development Manager - salary negotiable

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a high performing NPD team within a fast paced, innovative environment. Excellent business supplying into both retail and food service and also has a strong customer base internationally as well as in Ireland.

Objectives:

You will be responsible for the company’s Product Development department. Working with other members of the management team to continue to develop the company and its portfolio of innovative products for different markets and channels.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Development of new and existing products including packaging
  • Manage the NPD team and lead the development and understanding of technologies and evaluation of equipment
  • Champion existing and new product’s change implementation
  • Manage Stage Gate process and ensure all requirements are met
  • Contribute towards the identification of concept ideas
  • Manage costings and remain within cost constraints of the company
  • Ensure that formulations and process specifications for new and existing products are such that the quality of the product is correct
  • Encourage high quality of products developed and ensure that standards are seen as a starting platform for doing better
  • To source and recruit staff, to initiate training to maximise the skill base and to ensure staff are aware of their performance and responsibilities and promote good industrial relations

Key Experience and Skills needed:

  • Third level, preferably food science degree or related area
  • 5 Years’ experience in R&D, Product Development
  • Passion for food
  • Initiative to develop innovative products and solutions to problems with the determination to complete projects and implement change to an agreed schedule
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with others and leadership by persuasiveness and good communication
  • Attention to detail and ability to solve problems
  • Conscientiousness about deadlines with a commitment to accuracy, integrity and quality
  • Organisational ability and adaptability to take responsibility for a wide range of tasks
  • Knowledge of heat and acid preserving an advantage
  • Computer literate

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

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