An opportunity has arisen within the R&D Department of Glanbia Ingredients Ireland at Ballyragget for the position of Cheese Technologist. Reporting to the R&D Manager, this role will work within the R&D Department and with the Commercial Department (Business Account Managers responsible for Cheese Business Customers) to provide technical support and cheese NPD for GII cheese products, to assist with ingredients research and applications, and to optimise & line extend validated products/recipes/applications.
•To manage and deliver new cheese product development projects
•To provide technical assistance in the area of cheese and processed cheese as an expert in both product performance and process development.
•Be a key technical contact for current cheese customers in order to both develop and maintain existing relationships and to provide technical assistance when required at customer locations
•Commercial business development support: technical input to market intelligence function
•Actively liaise with innovation, production, commercial and supply chain groups to meet key business strategies
•Keep technically abreast of relevant developments in the field
•Demonstrate excellence in project management and exhibit aptitude for planning and delivering projects to completion
•Reporting & review of projects with R&D Manager and relevant Business Account manager(s).
Science based qualifications (preferably to post-graduate level ideally in Food Science, Dairy Science or related area.)
Good communication skills particularly in technical arena for interaction at all levels
Good influencing skills
Good concise report writing
Lateral thinking- continuous improvement and development
Able to deal with ambiguity
Strong commercial awareness
Pro-active and self-driven
How to Apply
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