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Senior NPD Executive

Silven Recruitment
€40000 - €45000 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2020

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NPD Executive


40 – 45K



This is an exciting opportunity to join a company where you will co-ordinate the day-to-day Projects within the New Product Development Department and influence business direction. It is a fast-paced environment where you will quickly see your creations on the shelf!



  • Identify new products & opportunities for the business and for customer own brand
  • Manage the successful launch of projects from concept to market
  • Have a hands-on approach when it comes to research & recipe development
  • Sourcing new raw materials from existing & new suppliers in line with company sourcing policy while delivering innovation with on-trend ingredients
  • Developing new packaging & pack formats with packaging supply partners
  • Liaising with designers to maximise key selling points of any new products pack design
  • Delivering NPD within commercial targets
  • Cost engineering to specific targets
  • Have a strong awareness of consumer trends, working closely with our accounts team to improve customer insight
  • Present new products & upgrades to the customer in a professional manner, demonstrating 
    your bakery, food ingredient & process knowledge & expertise
  • Preparing samples, presentation packs & any theatre required


The ideal candidate

  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in a similar role
  • Third Level Qualification in Culinary Arts/Food Innovation would be beneficial
  • Have strong Project Management skills
  • Passionate about food, ingredients, and innovative food concepts
  • Ability to think outside the box and identify solutions for the customer that fall within the business strategy



If you think this role could be the right role for you then please get in touch.  Email with the reference bf/8158




Silven was formed by experienced consultants to bring a high calibre service to the Food & Drink manufacturing sector. A team of personable, dedicated sector experts offering a service based on knowledge, understanding, capability and a determination to deliver for our clients and candidates. Fundamentally a service that we would want to receive ourselves. Providing a full recruitment service to the sector, we complete assignments across senior and middle management roles as well as handling specialist difficult to fill and first line management roles. Functions covered include: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering & Maintenance CI & Projects R&D & Process Development Technical & Quality NPD & Innovation Supply Chain & Planning Hygiene & Health & Safety

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