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R&D Technologist (Sauces)

Reference:KS/AKKV-415135 Location: Kildare
Qualification:DegreeExperience:2-3 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Our client is a leader in the Food Sector. They are seeking an R&D Food technologist for their Wet culinary team. A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in the development of sauces & pastes is required.

• The role is for an R&D Technologist and involves the design, development and scale up of Sauces, Pastes & Portions
• The ideal candidate should have excellent technical, organisational, numerical, project management and interpersonal skills.
• Dynamic, self-driven and capable of working on your own initiative is a key attribute for this role
• Ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team (sales, business development, marketing, operations, supply chain, quality, regulatory, sensory and customers) is important.
• Responsible for product development from initiation to launch of wet sauce opportunities, ensuring final product is fit for purpose and meets agreed timelines.
• Ensures that good laboratory practices and lab protocols are being met. Ensures record documentation and methodology are completed and kept in appropriate databases.
• Maintains R&D lab/storage areas to high-level and promotes good practices to all who use the same facility- including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies with appropriate traceability, and general cleaning of work areas. Actively participates and drives quality improvement for the function.
• Facilitate handover of product, attend factory trial and any productions necessary to handover product to factory.
• Attend, participate and run when necessary weekly team meetings to track and ensure we are meeting our project goals and timelines.
• Hold or participate in product taste testing and evaluation sessions as part of the R&D team.
• Assist other members of the team with laboratory/Trial work as directed by the R&D Manager
• Liaise with Site technical to ensure development fits site capabilities ensuring smooth transition from lab to factory.
• Ensure that all activities are correctly logged into the time tracking system.

• Qualification in a scientific/food technology discipline- minimum degree level
• Min. 2-3 years’ experience in Food Industry in similar role with exposure to development and scale up of Sauces and Pastes
• Culinary skills an advantage
• Excellent communication skills
• Languages – Fluent English is Essential, further languages beneficial
• Competent IT skills
• Must have an interest in food / nutrition
• Ability to work under pressure to ensure deadlines are met
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Self-motivated & organised
• Must have an enthusiastic and practical hands-on approach

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Karen Shiel | Tel: +353 (0) 1 5079256