Senior NPD Technologist

Posted 20 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameSophie Brown

Job description

Senior NPD Technologist
Co Tipperary
Monday - Friday
Attractive Package

Vickerstock are excited to be working in partnership with one of the nation's leading manufacturers of protein products for retail and foodservice customers, dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a culture that values innovation, quality, sustainability and customer satisfaction. You will also be provided with strong opportunities to develop your career, learn new skills and make a positive impact.

As a Senior NPD Technologist, you will implement development plans to quality, cost and timescale. Work closely with all relevant functions, to ensure customer and site expectations are met. End to end concept to launch with critical path generation and ownership required.

Key Duties

  • Lead NPD projects and ensure that agreed NPD project milestones are met.
  • Ensure that new product samples and factory costs are available in a timely fashion for presentations (internal & external)
  • Liaise with marketing/account manager, operations, packaging, business performance etc. to deliver project to timescale/cost/quality
  • Source ingredients and cost materials to support budget requirements
  • Be able to demonstrate food knowledge to internal and external customers
  • Provide information as required for BP, packaging, technical and operations - running trials as appropriate
  • Completion of product specifications and packaging and artwork sign off.
  • Oversee 1st production/launch and sign off with the relevant teams and the customer.

Skills and Experience Needed

  • Bachelor's degree in food science, Food Technology, or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a similar role within the food industry
  • Strong knowledge of food processing technologies, ingredients and formulation principles and a passion for food.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Experience in costing concept products, product specifications and artwork sign off is beneficial

If this sounds like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to Sophie now on 01 5267473 or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page (or email).
If this opportunity doesn't quite get the taste buds flowing but like me you are passionate about food, let's get a chat and see how I can help grow your career.