NPD Technologist

  • Job Reference: 174212
  • Date Posted: 14 June 2018
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Kildare
  • Salary: €35,000 to €40,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Would You Like to Work with One of Ireland's Largest and Most Successful Food Companies. This is a super opportunity to join one of the best in the business and kick-start your career in NPD.

Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following:
*Plan and implement NPD trials and the New Product Introduction (NPI) processes.
*Organise process trials and related procedures, chemical analysis, trial reports, customer consultation, presentations and first production etc.
*Agree time scales for completion of trials in line with the critical path set at the start of the process
*Maintain the (NPI) process to ensure the implementation of successful launches of new products into the marketplace.
*Prepare appropriate records to effectively track and measure the process and projects and to enable calculation of product costings.
*Understand the marketplace and change/evolve the product offering to meet consumer trends.
*Develop new product ideas within the HACCP system to ensure food safety at all times.
*Work closely with customers in delivering innovative solutions that are in line with customer expectations and operational/commercial restraints.
*Liaise with all functions including Marketing, Sales, Production, Maintenance, Administration, Technical and Purchasing as appropriate in order to progress live projects.
*Implement continuous improvement initiatives to optimize the product commercialisation process.
*Create of finished product specifications and pack copies.
*Record all information in relation to samples dispatched and correspondence to the customer.

Experience & Qualifications
*Minimum 3 years food industry experience within a similar discipline.
*B.Sc. Food Technology/Food Science/Nutritional Science.
*Direct meat experience would be advantageous.
*Knowledge of food/meat processing technology.

*Commercial aptitude and awareness.
*Excellent communication and presentation skills.
*The ability to work on own initiative and be self-organised and disciplined.
*Demonstrate an energetic, self-motivated and flexible approach in all matters.
*Proficient in MS Office and other relevant systems.