Senior Food Technologist

Thornshaw Recruitment
Monaghan (County), Ulster (IE)
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
14 Oct 2020
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My client, an Agri-Food company based in Co. Monaghan is recruiting for a Senior Food Technologist to be part of their team. This is a full time permanent position which would report directly into the Food Science and Ingredients Manager. The Senior Food Technologist will be responsible to successfully scale the current range of meat free products and drive the development of the next range of mushroom based meat free products including sampling, process development and production trials.

Main Duties

  • Responsible for developing world beating meat free products;
  • Perform market research on products, companies, technologies and ingredients in the meat free space;
  • Develop a pipeline of future meat free products ideas and recipes;
  • Modify and improve existing recipes;
  • Prototype development;
  • Process development for production of recipes at large scale;
  • Ensure full compliance with safety and food hygiene standards and policies;
  • Conduct production test runs;
  • Verification of ingredient lists, nutritional information and shelf life;
  • Plan and run tasting panels;
  • Engaging with suppliers to research and source ingredients and ensure effective management of same;
  • Develop efficient use of nutritional formulation software;
  • Assist in the performance of scientific analysis on ingredients and products;
  • Input into the development of recipe and process based cost models.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant third level degree from the following subject areas:
  • food, nutrition and health
  • food safety and quality management
  • food science/technology
  • new product development / food innovation
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • People management experience
  • Strong working knowledge of ingredient functionality, flavour, formulation, nutrition and food labeling regulations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

For more information and to apply for this role please call Zoe on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. Tel: +353 1 2784671

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment has been providing a reputable recruitment service to the Biopharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research, Medical Device, Food and Healthcare industries for over 15 years.

Our strategic focus has always been to grow the business in a way which has ensured the quality of our service has never been compromised. In 2005 Thornshaw was acquired by Cpl Resources, one of Europe’s most successful recruitment companies.

Contact Us
  • Barton House
  • 6 Old Dublin Road
  • Co. Dublin
  • IE
  • 00 353 (1) 278 4671
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