Senior Product Development Manager, Food Industry

On Application
10 Sep 2018
02 Feb 2019
Contract Type

As a key member of the senior management team you will be responsible for the following: 

•    Lead the proactive development of integrated solutions which support the overall sustainable growth and profit development by constant improvement of the existing product range
•    Be the “go-to” expert on all customer specific requests in relation to finished products
•    Lead the NPD team towards the set innovation targets and beyond in close cooperation with the Marketing Team.
•    Responsible for the technological management of the company production sites
•    Responsible for the upscaling and implementation of new production lines
•    Work closely with the commercial team and support priority business initiatives to help deliver growth in key customer accounts by fast-tracked innovation turning into retail sales
•    Identify opportunities to extend the existing technologies into new applications
•    Identify and create solutions and new formulations that lead to multiple sales
•    Identify and assess new technologies applicable in existing applications
•    Responsible for the management of the Company Test Bakery  

I am interested in hearing from candidates with the following background and experience: 
•    Master’s degree in Food Science or related technical
•    Significant experience in Bakery and Cereal Application, Research & Development or New Product Development roles
•    Significant experience in industrial bakery manufacturing/processing
•    Good knowledge of associated product categories such as process aids and functional ingredients (e.g. enzymes, emulsifiers, sourdough, preservatives)
•    Good business and commercial understanding
•    Strong customer interaction and support skills
•    Ability to interface with other business functions, especially sales, R&D technologists, and senior management level within the business.
•    Competent in IT applications relevant to role
•    Ability to travel as required by the role
•    Ability to independently plan and execute technical work programmes to deliver agreed strategic business plans and solutions

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

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.

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