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NPD Technologist - Dairy

Ref: 76799

  • 32,000-38,000
  • 16 Jun 2022
  • Cavan
  • Permanent

NPD Technologist  - Dairy

About the Company

My client is Ireland’s largest Dairy Co-operative. At their eight processing sites they manufacture and export an extensive range of top quality dairy foodservice, consumer foods and food ingredient products for blue-chip customers in over 80 countries worldwide.

About the Position

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that new product development is in line with the company strategic direction with particular focus on product formulation, trials, analytical testing and analysis. They will ensure the delivery of nutritional, functional, and cost-effective solutions to our customers worldwide.

Key Responsibilities

  • NPD project management based on Voice of Customer (VOC) - project brief preparation, scoping, leading, co-ordinating & executing through stage-gate process.
  • Dairy and non-dairy new product development for affordable nutrition, growing up milk powders, milk proteins etc.
  • Product formulation, bench & pilot scale trials, production trials, analytical testing, shelf life and sensory analysis.
  • Capturing all the data for the purpose of product development, documentation, project report preparation, IP generation & protection.
  • Source the most suitable raw materials for new products with due regard to functionality, quality, taste, legislation, costs, reliability and support purchasing manager to execute new ingredients order for the trial purpose
  • Researching new ingredients and products in collaboration with customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Participate in open innovation platform with Universities and Technology Centres e.g. DPTC, VistaMilk
  • Build technical relationships with new and existing customers and work closely with commercial teams to bring new products/solutions to the market
  • Maintaining all R&D documents to the highest standard possible for the audit purpose
  • Supporting Operations, QA and Commercial Teams on NPD projects, customer complaints etc
  • Preparing document for project meetings, new projects proposal, R&D Audit etc
  • Travel to various customer meeting, conferences and other ad hoc meetings as required
  • Responsibility to comply with all Data Protection legislation
  • To take reasonable care of the health and safety of self and others, ensuring compliance with safety regulations in area of responsibility, in line with all relevant Health & Safety legislation.


2-5 years experience in food science
IT and scientific skills with overall project management skills
Minimum Bachelor of science or food science 

Remuneration Package

Very competitive salary with a full benefits package:
21 days
Pension package at 10.9% employee
Free parking
Cycle to work scheme

To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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