Technical Manager - Nutrition
Reporting to the Technical Director, the successful candidate will manage a small team to develop, explore, test and validate nutritional ingredients for Infant & Toddler, Clinical & Sports Nutrition categories.
This role will work within the Innovation department and closely with key customers to develop new ingredients to enable the strategic migration from commodity ingredient supply to production of Nutritional powdered ingredients. It requires an experienced scientific and technical nutrition manager with ingredient and regulatory knowledge with respect to nutritional products.
•To manage the development of new nutritionally validated ingredients
•To interface with customers and/or consumers on a scientific level to ensure Ingredients, formulations and applications meet key nutritional and functional requirements
•To lead and manage the development of Strategic innovation partnerships with customers in the nutrition categories
•To work with the existing Innovation team to underpin and enhance GII Nutritional offering and technical understanding.
•To develop a Nutritional R&D team within the Innovation department
•To manage a research and development programme in combination with key third party institutions to further develop GII research base and understanding in Nutritional arena.
•To act as GII R&D lead for Food for Health Ireland programme – Nutritional health ingredients and to work with commercial team to maximise exploitation of Intellectual property output from this programme.
•To liaise with regulatory agencies and to keep abreast of international nutritional trends.
•To develop and evolve nutritional innovation strategy in collaboration with Technical Director and Commercial team.
•Science based qualification, preferably to post-graduate level (M.Sc., Ph.D.) ideally in nutritional arena.
•Ideally > 5-7 years relevant research and / or technical experience in a value-added dairy or related high-end nutrition industry.
•Nutritional chemistry and ingredient development experience and extensive legislation understanding an advantage
•Excellent communication skills particularly in technical arena for interaction at all levels
•Programme and project management- Track record of delivery
•People management and development expertise
•Lateral thinking- continuous improvement and development
How to Apply
Send your up-to-date CV to Jill Davidson - click APPLY.