Storm Recruitment is currently in search of a Culinary and Innovation Technologist to join our client’s team in Naas, Co. Kildare. The C&I Technologist will play a key role in launching approved products through the factories and actively contribute to the development team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of new product concepts, working from customer briefs, blue skies concepts, existing product re-developments, and factory optimization.
  • Drive the launch of new product concepts through the approved Stage Gate Process, ensuring each stage is documented and signed off according to procedure.
  • Organize product and sample submissions to customers, participating in external and internal presentations to stakeholders and customers.
  • Coordinate trials and pre-production trials on new products through the pilot plant and the manufacturing unit.
  • Complete and record customer trackers, product costings, sensory analysis trials, competitor benchmarking, and shelf-life analysis trials from an organoleptic and microbiological point of view.
  • Complete and sign off finished product specifications in conjunction with QA for all new lines. Design QAS documents and approve all defect standards with the teams.
  • Complete 1st production/launch, sign off with the relevant teams and with the customer.
  • Conduct post-launch reviews and issue reports to the business teams.
  • Collaborate with production and QA in relation to customer codes of practice, process improvements/yields, improving process efficiencies, and cost reduction projects.
  • Actively contribute to driving innovation within the company by participating in brainstorming, Synectic’s sessions, trend analysis forums, and market safaris.
  • Assist in all areas of the product development process as necessary.
  • Undertake general administration and office duties.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience:

  • 3rd level Degree in Food Science/Culinary Science or a related discipline.
  • 3+ years of NPD experience.

If you’re interested in this Culinary and Innovation Technologist role, please get in touch with Orla today in the office or connect with her on Linkedin!

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To apply for this job email your details to orla@stormrecruitment.ie