Overview

NPD Manager required for leading branded company based in Co Waterford on a 1 year contract.  The NPD Manager will join the Innovation team. Reporting to the Innovation Manager, you will support the company’s growth plans to bring the benefits of the company product (across a multiple of occasions and applications) to more people on the go, homes, and businesses in Ireland and abroad. The successful candidate will have a proven track record working in a food environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive NPD project delivery through our Stage Gate process.
  • Develop new product recipes, make up samples, conduct internal assessments.
  • Organise and conduct factory trials to bring new products to launch,
  • Prepare recipe cost analysis and identify opportunities for value optimisation.
  • Build technical pack copies aligned with EU and export food legislation.
  • Support the ideation of new innovations in collaboration with internal/external teams.
  • Collaborate with cross functional internal teams to progress projects from concept to launch as per critical path.
  • Liaise with ingredient suppliers to assess new ingredients and select suitability for use.

Qualifications/ Experience/Skills

  • Minimum 8-year food industry
  • B.Sc. Food Technology/Food Science/Nutritional Science or related discipline.
  • Experience in cereal processing technology (desirable)
  • Commercial aptitude and awareness.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and be self-organised and disciplined.
  • Project management skills.