Current vacancy

Group Technologist

 

We are delighted to announce the exclusive recruitment of this exciting opportunity within our clients R&D department.

Our client is a pet food production company is planning for a 30% growth strategy, which means great opportunities for the right candidates!

This role was created to support progression and development within the team to promote internally, in turn creating this role which shows the positive people first culture this company has.

Benefits include salary flexible DOE, pension after 6 months, reduced company healthcare rate.

 

The Group Technologist is a key member of the Group R&D Team, and they are primarily responsible for assisting / Supporting with pet food development projects in different formats i.e. pouch, can, alu trays across EU/UK customer portfolio.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS (INTERNAL):

•           Development & Innovation Managers

•           Development & Innovation Technologists

•           Group NPI Manager

•           Laboratory Technician

•           Group Senior Spec Technologist / Spec Technologist

•           Group Artwork Coordinator

•           Group R&D Data Analyst

•           Site R&D Specialist

•           Quality / Production

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS (EXTERNAL):

•           Retailers and Brand customers

•           Lab / Testing service providers

•           External Suppliers

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Primary Objectives:

• Involved in the development of new products, from initial concept to plant approval. Providing in-depth reports on trials that accurately reflect the work carried out including all required measurements, ingredients, standard operating procedures, recommended actions and next steps

• Responsible for the modification of existing products at the request of, and in consultation with customers and the technical, production, purchasing and commercial functions.

• Identifying any critical issues with developments, make recommendations for improvements and ensure

that everything complies with quality, safety and customer expectations.

• Coordination and management of product requests initiated by sales, purchasing, production and quality. These requests could be for NPD, existing product for internal/external presentation, customer request, visit etc.

• Involved in the input of recipe formulations across all sites.

• Works closely with Sales & Marketing functions to deliver customer support and satisfaction.

• Respond to customer queries. These queries can be in relation to nutritional, analytical etc.

• Support customer visits to all the production sites/offices.

• This includes organising full product presentations and paperwork from this site and co coordinating samples, paperwork from all other sites.

• Participate in customer and other technical audits.

• Knowledge of brand and competitors’ products in the marketplace.

• Preparation of customer specification, pack copies, QAS and any other relevant customer documentation.

• Artwork Coordinator support when required.

• Ensure all packaging is developed in line with relevant legislation, codes of practice, and specific customer requirements.

• Provide support to the production and quality function when necessary.

• Travel to support other group sites when required.

 

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

• 3rd level food science qualification or equivalent.

• Minimum of 1 year NPD experience.

 

Key Competencies:

• Excellent communication skills – both oral and written – and the ability to work with various departments.

• Good organisational skills and excellent attention to detail.

• Problem solving and decision-making skills.

• Ability to work to tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.

• A logical and investigative mind.

• Food science and nutritional awareness both from a legislative, regulatory and best practice perspective i.e. food safety, hygiene, nutritional requirements.

 

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Laura Lynam avatar
Associate Director
+353 85 801 2615
llynam@lincoln.ie