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Junior Development Technologist – Maternity Cover

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 Role:   Junior Development Technologist

Contract:   Maternity Cover

Date:  July 11, 2018

Business:   Deli Bread

Location:   Longford

Function:   Junior Development Technologist

Department:   NPD 

Panelto Foods is an Irish Food company based in Longford and established in 2004. Panelto produces a range of high quality contemporary sandwich breads for the UK and Irish, retail and food service markets, from a highly automated world-class bakery. Panelto has recently expanded, doubling the size of the existing factory and workforce. 

 

We are currently looking for a Junior Development Technologist for a six month maternity cover duration within the NPD Department. This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative individual who has recently graduated with a food science degree or has similar experience within an NPD environment.

About the role:

The individual will be responsible for supporting the NPD team in all aspects of product development. The role will follow key industry trends and assist in the development of new and existing ideas for products in line with the needs of the customer. The role will also provide the team with factory line trial support, and record keeping of trial results.

Role and Responsiblities:

  • Reporting to NPI Manager, this role is to support the NPD team on key projects, contributing to the development work of new concepts & updating existing products in line with customer / Panelto briefs.  

  • Participate in product line trials from mixing through to packing hall.  Developing and maintaining NPI Oven Profiles during these trials.  Recording and documenting trial issues and escalating where necessary. Providing dimensional reports post trials in the correct report format.

  • Assisting with the preparation of internal and external presentations.  Participate in taste panels to ensure this vibrant team stays ahead of the latest consumer trends and new products are at the forefront of innovation.

  • Be instrumental in benchmarking and carrying out competitor analysis whilst identifying gaps in the market for potential business growth.

  • Maintain NPI Ingredient area and NPI Freezer bays to ensure rotation of stock within these areas.  Ensure Health & Safety within these areas are adhered to on-going basis. 

  • Ensuring the Test Kitchen is maintained to internal and external hygiene requirements and both freezers and fridge temperature checks are recorded.  All out of date stock is removed and disposed of as per company policy.

  • Maintain R&D Meeting room ensuring, the scheduling of this facility for internal and external meetings.  Preparation of light refreshments and sandwiches to meet stated individuals dietary requirements whilst ensure Health, Safety and Hygiene regulations are adhered too.

  • Encouraging a “team approach” to all work activities.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in an NPD or process role within the food industry.

  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships and be confident in working closely with a team and customers.

  • Attention to detail is key within this role, supporting the team and the company as a whole. 

  • IT knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.

  • Some retail understanding of the Irish and UK bakery markets an advantage.  

  • Ability to multi-task and deal with pressure.

Qualifications and / or Experience: :

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in an NPD or process role within the food industry. 

  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships and be confident in working closely with a team and customers. 

  • Attention to detail is key within this role, supporting the team and the company as a whole. IT knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint required.

  • Some retail understanding of the Irish and UK bakery markets an advantage.  Ability to multi-task and deal with pressure.

Please submit your CV to Martina Fitzpatrick, HR Manager at the following email address: mfitzpatrick@paneltofoods.ie