• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Kildare

Role: NPD Concepts and Markets Officer

Location: Naas, Co. Kildare
Salary: Competitive (disclosed upon application)
Type: Full-time, Permanent

Our Client, a leading company in the pet food industry, is seeking a New Product Development (NPD) Concepts and Markets Officer. Join this ever-evolving company and contribute to innovative pet food solutions in a dynamic and growing industry!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop new pet food concepts based on market trends, potential customers, and lifestyle and cultural influences.
  • Challenge the business to deliver new products aligned with market expectations and push boundaries on new pet treat concepts.
  • Ensure NPD concepts align with company policies and strategies.
  • Guide new product concepts from initial idea to market launch through the stage-gated New Product Introduction (NPI) process.
  • Research, collate, and prepare market reports on individual target markets.
  • Prepare reports on potential new product concepts and horizon scanning reports on market developments.
  • Ensure new product development complies with HACCP/HARPC system requirements for food safety.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Production, Maintenance, Administration, Technical, and Purchasing departments to advance NPD/NPI processes.
  • Proactively manage NPD projects in accordance with company policies and strategies.
  • Understand and interpret EU and export market legislation, adapting to factors that may affect product access.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the food industry within a similar discipline.
  • BSc in Food Technology, Food Science, Nutritional Science, or a related field.
  • Direct experience in meat processing is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of food/meat processing technology.
  • Strong technical, commercial, and marketing aptitude.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently with strong organizational and self-discipline skills.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and flexible approach to work.
  • Proficient in MS Office and other relevant systems.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and want more information, please get in touch with Claire

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