Our client, a leading production company are looking for an NPD Manager to join their team on a contract basis. This is an opportunity to join an established company in a challenging and rewarding role. The Role: Develop products through the development process from initiation to launch including bench work, taste panelling, customer presentation, carrying out trials, finished product specifications and first production. Scheduling and prioritisation of work within the NPD department. Carrying out one to one/continuous improvement meetings with NPD team in the department. Recipe development. Nutritional analysis. Complete customer/ finished product specifications to a high standard with a right first time policy. Sign off artwork for packaging of new lines ensuring adherence to all relevant labelling legislation. Maintain documents related to the new product development process. Organising benchmark panels. Make samples for internal and external presentations, nutritional analysis and reference samples for trial/launch. Assisting technologists in customer presentations. Arrange trial/pre-production on new products. Recipe costings. Nutritional analysis. Make sure the ingredients stocks are kept high, collect raw materials from the plant on a weekly basis. Kitchen Facilities – Manage the maintenance of the kitchen facility. Working with and engaging others to strive towards best practice, via support, challenge and development, to positively affect the overall performance of the function. To keep up to date with culinary, dietary and new processing trends. Idea generation. Liaise with sales managers regarding project updates. Collate information, for example own label competitor information and make sure it is all up to date. The Person: Third level Honours degree in Food Science or related subject. 2+ year’s management of an NPD team preferably in food and beverage sector. Commercial awareness and understanding of product costings. Process awareness. Ability to manage a team. Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Culinary knowledge and a passion for food. Use own initiative/quick learner. Presentation skills. Experience in presenting to the customer will help. Ability to multi-task. Must be able to work on several projects at one time. Hartley People Recruitment work to the highest ethical standards within our industry and we value the trust that you place in us when you send your CV. We can provide a full consultation in confidence and we guarantee that your CV will not be sent to any of our clients without your prior consent. For immediate consideration please call Pairic on 051-878813 or email your CV in response to this job posting. Hartley People also recruit for similar roles such as Analytical Chemist, Quality Control Manager, Quality Control Technician, Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Assurance Technician, New Product Development Manger, Quality Systems Manager, Formulation Scientist, Development Technologist.
Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford
251 days ago