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Senior NPD Executive

27/03/20 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Are you a hands-on in the kitchen, positive and energetic NPD professional, who is highly motivated and has excellent communication skills?

If so, I have an excellent opportunity to join a market-leading food business in Dublin as a Senior NPD Executive.

The main elements of the role will be to identify new products & opportunities for the business and for customer own brand. The successful candidate will develop these opportunities into commercial products in line with a pre-agreed brief, communicate concepts & opportunities to key customers and manage the successful launch of projects from concept to market. This role will also have some direct reports.

The Candidate:

  • A real “foodie”, passionate about food, ingredients and innovate food concepts.
  • A strong work ethic with a proven track record in doing whatever it takes to get the job done to a high standard.
  • Have an inquisitive nature with a thirst for knowledge about food.
  • Capable of working in a pressurised extremely fast paced environment and adaptable to an ever-changing environment.
  • The ideal candidate will be ambitious with a drive to excel in the food industry and progress into senior management.
  • Experience in dealing with the multiples in a customer facing role with a breadth of knowledge of their processes and procedures in bringing a product to launch.
  • Ability to think outside the box and identify solutions for the customer that fall within the business strategy.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • A key member of the NPD team reporting to The Head of the Department and managing the NPD Chef.
  • Manage all aspects of NPD on a day to day basis from idea generation to post launch review.
  • Have a hands-on approach when it comes to research & recipe development.
  • Source new raw materials from existing & new suppliers in line with company sourcing policy while delivering innovation with on trend ingredients.
  • Develop new packaging & pack formats with packaging supply partners.
  • Liaise with designers in order to maximise key selling points of any new products pack design.
  • Engage with customers on a daily and weekly basis re: NPD plans & next steps.
  • Take ownership of the NPD process by helping put in place procedures and a clear workable process, which is clearly defined within the business.
  • Ensure compliance and communication at each stage effectively both internally & externally.
  • Delivering NPD within commercial targets.
  • Ensure a clear & defined critical path is available for key stakeholders and is constantly updated.
  • Cost engineering to specific target.
  • Ensure a smooth handover to the factory by way of a handover meeting
  • Work closely with the Marketing Team to improve customer insight.
  • Preparing samples, presentation packs & documents as required.

Essential Requirements: 

  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Third Level Qualification in Culinary Arts/Food Innovation.
  • A proven track record of product to shelf is essential.
  • Experience dealing with the 5 major Multiples.
  • Commercially competent & aware.
  • Demonstrate a capability to manage people.
  • An understanding of the importance of packaging and packaging design and a track record of bringing great packaging concepts to market.
  • Have strong Project Management Skills with capability to manage multiple projects at any one time.
  • Confident and capable of leading the way in innovation both internally and externally.
  • Essential to be creative and have a thirst for knowledge.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Full Driver’s license.
  • Some Travel May be required.

Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Walsh at or call for more information.

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