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Employer Harmonics Recruitment
Job Title Product Development Specialist

Our Multinational Client in the Midwest has a requirement for a Product Development Specialist to join a new R&D venture in the Midwest. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a newly established R&D facility working on innovative projects .

About the role

Reporting to a Product Development Manager, and based in the product development team, the position-holder will drive the development, innovation and renovation of products from concept development through all stages of development in full alignment with the objectives and priorities.


  • Recommend, plan and deliver technical and scientific support for assigned R&D projects and participate in multidisciplinary teams to ensure project deliverables are met, from concept through to commercialization according to agreed timelines and project costs.
  • Support the I/R pipeline: build knowledge on product formats, raw materials, manufacturing processes, packaging, test methods and applicable regulations. Proactively propose new ideas/projects/methods.
  • Explore patentable opportunities.
  • Assess the feasibility of new projects and prepare development plans: including draft recipe design, manufacturing feasibility, development timelines and the estimation of cost of goods, sensory profile and physical properties of the proposed product.
  • Development of new products through from bench-top, pilot-plant and scale-up trials according to agreed timelines and quality standards.
  • Preparation of general recipes and supporting technical documentation.
  • Recording of observations and experimental data in a systematic and professional manner. Critical review of analytical data. Preparation of development reports.
  • Ensure that the new products meet the agreed standards for sensory properties and physical attributes.
  • Conduct relevant consumer acceptance studies to support new product launches.
  • Ensure freedom to operate.
  • Provide accurate and on-time technical assistance support to operations with effective (quality, cost and on-time) and sustainable solutions.
  • Give operational support to customers, assistance in industrialization start-ups, follow-up product launches, including technical and product improvements.

  • 3rd level qualification in Food Science/Food Technology or related discipline
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience of working in an R&D or technical environment
For more information on this position or any other technical positions please contact Melissa Foley on 061 336 136

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Location Tipperary, Limerick
Date Added 157 days ago
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