New Product Development Manager, Goatsbridge Fish Processors Ltd

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Closing Date: 09/04/2018 09:30
Salary:  Commensurate with experience


Job Description

Goatsbridge Fish Processors Ltd processes locally sourced farmed fish, supplying loose fish (mainly trout) and added value trout to the retail and food service sectors. The company is an artisan producer of smoked trout, trout caviar and trout pate

THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 7 month Contract
The aim of the project is new product development of added value trout products, developing and embedding a NPD system to ensure a continuing NPD focus for the company. The project will include investigation of new technologies that will enable a level of automation but retaining the artisan product attributes and develop in-house capability for processes new to the company.

Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by Goatsbridge Fish Processors Ltd to lead this InterTradeIreland FUSION project in partnership with College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE).

Job Objectives

Main Duties
• To carry out the tasks outlined in the project workplan and liaise with your Company and Academic Supervisors on an ongoing basis.
• To convene and service monthly technical meetings with the core project team (Graduate, Company Supervisor and Academic Supervisor)
• To report formally on a quarterly basis on progress with the workplan to a Project Management Group (PMG), this includes the assigned FUSION Consultant representing InterTradeIreland.
• To train staff so that the new technology is fully transferred and embedded in the company
• To work closely with the academic partner and travel to the academic institute as required.
• Any other duties which might fall within the general ambit of the post.

Skills Required


Candidates must possess
1. Min Degree, or equivalent, in Food Science/Technology or an Honours Degree in a science subject with a minimum of 1 food technology related module.
2. Access to transport that will enable them to meet the requirements of the job.
3. Legally permitted to work in the EU

1. 1 years’ experience in the food manufacturing industry.
2. Knowledge of fish products.
3. NPD Experience

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