Vacancy details

Watergrasshill, Co. Cork
Description

JOB TITLE: NPD Technologist

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  NPD Manager

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Assisting the NPD Manager in the development of new products and product improvement.

Involvement in all stages of the development process from concept development, factory trials through to full production ensuring technical and quality standards are achieved.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Co-ordination and project management of NPD projects, pre-production & first production
  • Factory trials to ensure optimization of product and process to improve manufacturing.
  • Evaluating existing and new raw materials with technical and procurement
  • Ensure products are developed to the customer specification and within the customer codes of practice / procurement policies
  • Liaise between customers and NPD/Technical teams.
  • Ensure legal compliance on new products, including artwork signoffs.
  • Work closely with other key departments/support functions (e.g. procurement, Technical, Finance) ensuring success of new products.

SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the manufacture of Food products.
  • Strong process and factory application skills.
  • Demonstrate a real understanding of the factors influencing efficient manufacturing.
  • A Strong command of written and spoken English.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

 

  • A passion for food.
  • Good Organisation and time management skills and the ability to priorities your work load to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Diligent with a keen eye for detail.
  • Full Driving License is desirable

 

Kepak is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 

Note: as with all positions, due to the nature of the business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time