NPD Manager

Our client is a home-grown Irish company who manufactures and distributes speciality baked products across Ireland, the UK and Europe. They are currently expanding operations at their state-of-the-art facility in the Midlands, and are looking for a highly motivated, creative product developer with a love of food to join their team to create high quality, innovative products.

The Role

The NPD Executive will be responsible for:

  • New Product Development: Using experience of Irish and international food trends to determine new and unique opportunities and build a pipeline of new product concepts
  • Product Quality: Establishing quality benchmarks in all areas, identifying “sources of excellence” to maintain leading standards for quality, and conduct regular quality control checks on finished product
  • Management / Communication: Communicating with all key stakeholders and managing the development process to ensure products are delivered to plan, while maintaining a good working relationship with suppliers to achieve successful launches

The Person:

The ideal candidate will have qualifications & experience in the following:

  • Ideally a minimum of two years’ food product development or related experience
  • A food related qualification to degree level would be an advantage

Key skills will include:

  • A love and knowledge of food
  • Creative within a commercial framework
  • A self-starter, motivated to deliver results, works on own initiative
  • An ability to multitask and deal with changing priorities
  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident to push the boundaries to achieve the best results

To discover more about this opportunity, apply now or contact Maeve Fahey at HRM on +353 1 6321885 for a confidential discussion.

Salary: On Application Location: Leinster