Job Description

NPD Project Manager

Ref No: AM17448

Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Competitive salary

NPD Project Manager - County Cavan.

In this role you will ensure that new products & any changes to existing products are introduced to the factory in an efficient & timely manner & meet all relevant quality, safety, legal and customer requirements. As Project Manager, you will be responsible for driving your projects through the business from concept through to launch & post launch review.

You will work closely with customers to deliver on innovation & NPD/NPI which brings a competitive advantage to the business
Manage the NPD process for your customers/projects from concept through to launch & post-launch by using critical paths & liaising with cross-functional teams.
Product presentations to customers
Compiling & maintaining BOM information, photo specifications, label specifications & work instructions
Working closely with the procurement dept to source ingredients & packaging for new &/or existing products
Conducting product & factory trials, managing pre- & 1st production runs
Product Costings
Provide relevant & accurate information to the specifications co-ordinator in a timely & efficient manner
Co-ordinate & manage packaging design & implementation in the factory
Support training of QA and Production Staff on new product introductions or changes to existing products
Constantly seeking out sources of inspiration / innovation
Participation in benchmarking
Involvement in Customer / Quality audits as required
Develop excellent relationships with your customers
An awareness and understanding of new and developing food legislation, food related developments & trends & understand how this will impact upon the business & customers needs.

Interested applicants should have:

At least 3 years' experience in food product development.
Experience of working in a fast-paced factory environment.
Formal 3rd level qualification in food science or related discipline

Excellent attention to detail and ability to challenge the status quo
Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative.
The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Logical and methodical thinker.
Problem solving and analytical skills.
Commercial awareness

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