Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Research, Development & Innovation Lead, Ireland

County / State: Ireland

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: JFE893524

Consultant: James Everall

Start date: Asap

Salary: 60,000 - 75,000 EUR per annum plus bonus and benefits (inc. relocation)


The sunny south east of Ireland is calling! A senior level NPD opportunity to work with leading food manufacturer in gorgeous Ireland.

Job Description

I love visiting this food manufacturing facility. There is a real sense of ownership and team collaboration that you experience from the moment you hit reception to the various members of staff on the lines. This business also happen to make some of my favourite food products, which you will find on the shelves of both Irish and British retailers in own label and branded form.

The Research, Development and Innovation Lead is a new position and is site based with managerial responsibility for a talented team that is based across several locations in the UK and Ireland.

This position is retailer facing so someone who has experience working with Tesco, Sainsbury's and other major food retailers is required for this appointment.

You will be responsible for forming, sculpting and defining the R&D strategy, as well as having the natural passion to execute this strategy through people. If you are someone who doesn't enjoy collaboration and seeing results come through others contributions then this isn't going to be the best role for you.

You will be a natural foodie. Inquisitive and up to date on food trends across multiple categories and have experience of developing and leading an NPD team including those wacky Blue Sky thinkers. Your leadership ability is a key contributor to your success, so being able to engage, empower and excite those around you is probably the most critical responsibility you will hold.

Clearly though we do require you to have some relevant experience and understanding of the food manufacturing industry and we would prefer someone coming from a protein or meat background, who also has some commercial acumen and experience of external customer/ retailer management at various levels.

This Research, Development and Innovation Lead opportunity is a great role and you will be remunerated with a salary package of circa. 65,000 Euro's plus additional bonus and benefits. If you are not based in Ireland, don't worry! We are welcoming candidates who have the eligibility to live and work in Ireland, so if you are from the UK or mainland Europe with the relevant experience I still want to speak to you.

So, in short if you want to live and work in a fantastic location, in a role that will give you self-satisfaction and where you will be leading a group of talented individuals doing what you enjoy doing, this is the role for you. Don't sit on your hands, get your CV sent through for this Research, Development and Innovation Lead role today!

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REF. JFE893524 By Focus Management

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