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NPD Manager

22/01/21 Galway Neg

Permanent full-time

NPD Manager

Added Value Foods 

The Role:

Fantastic new NPD Manager opportunity to join a highly innovative award-winning food company. Our Galway based client is a producer and supplier of exciting on-trend food products to major retailers in Ireland and the UK.

Their business has grown from strength to strength in an extremely exciting food category. You will lead the entire NPD Function, working very closely with existing customers and the Commercial team to delivering new solutions for potential new customers.

This new role will take responsibility for the management of a small NPD team and will co-ordinate the company NPD pipeline from concept to launch.

Role Responsibilities: 

  • You will work closely with the commercial team in devising NPD strategy.
  • Ensure that products are launched in compliance with Food Safety legislation.
  • Co-ordinate the product development process from brief through to launch.
  • Working closely with customers and the commercial team in delivering on new product and existing product development strategy which brings a competitive advantage to the business.
  • Maintain a database of information.
  • Co-ordinate product trials, costings, nutritional information etc. 
  • Sourcing exciting new ingredients and packaging for new product lines.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest food trends and influences.
  • Influencing internal efficiencies through reformulation to achieve cost improvements.
  • Meeting launch targets on time and efficiently.
  • Working cross-functionally with other teams with the business.

Key Experience and Skills Required:

  • 3+ years’ NPD within added value foods.
  • track record of co-ordinating NPD projects from concept to launch.
  • 3rd level Food Science qualification or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Possess a good understanding of process and factory operations.
  • Knowledge of food packaging and labeling an advantage.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, team player.




Please apply by sending your CV to Ray Powell at or call for more information.

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