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CLOSING DATE: 15/09/17

Job Title:                                New Product Development Technologist (Maternity Cover)
Reporting To:                        NPD Manager / Commercial Director
Job Purpose:                         To develop commercial products to meet customer requirements and develop innovative, first to market products and processes to ensure Mackle Petfoods remains competitive.


Key Responsibilities:
·   Manage the product development process from concept to launch.
·   Develop commercially viable products to meet customer briefs.
·   Attend customer meetings to showcase new products and discuss improvement of existing products.
·   Research and develop innovative products which will give Mackle Petfoods a competitive edge over the competition.  Researching newest trends in the market.
·   Review existing product recipes to maintain or improve product quality without jeopardising profitability.
·   Investigate and ensure products are developed to adhere and meet pet food legislation.
·   Develop relationships with all departments of the business: Marketing/Sales, Technical, Production, Purchasing, Engineering.
·   Plan and execute production trials in conjunction with the production and technical teams.
·   Documenting and controlling new recipes and changing to existing recipes.
·   Overseeing and critiquing daily product sensory panels.
·   Arrange palatability trials for testing of new and existing products.
·   Attendance at exhibitions to source new raw materials and new suppliers.
·   Any other duties, within reason and capability, as determined by the NPD Manager.
Please email completed CV to info@macklepetfoods.com
Or alternatively post to:
Personnel Department
Mackle Petfoods
40 Corrigan Hill Road,
Moy, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
BT71 6SL



Job Title:                                New Product Development Technologist (Maternity Cover)






·   Qualified to diploma/ degree level in a Food Science discipline
·   Level 3 Hygiene

Relevant Knowledge and Experience

·   At least one year’s experience in FMCG Product Development role or with placement experience in NPD.
·   Knowledge of raw materials and manufacturing processes.
·   Acute commercial operator with an eye for opportunistic and sustainable growth revenue streams.
·   Experience in the pet food industry
·   Experience in the meat industry
·   Experience with BRC v7

Skills and Competencies

·   Evidence of creative flair with an interest in working with new products concepts & development projects.
·   Excellent interpersonal skills.
·   Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
·   Evidence of the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, with strong organisational and time management skills.
·   Evidence of reliability and the ability to successfully achieve results while working independently and on own initiative.
·   Evidence of the ability to work within a team.
·   Evidence of excellent attention to detail.
·   Evidence of proactivity.
·   Proven strong numeric skills.
·   Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, email and the internet.



·   Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm.
·   Able to work flexibly as required ensuring business needs are met.
·   Valid full driving licence.
·   Valid passport.


Vacancy: General Operative - Date Posted: 21.09.2017

General Operative’s – Moygashel Site
(40 hrs/Evening/Night shifts)
General Operative’s – Moy Site
(Monday - Friday/40 hrs/various shifts)
Please download an application form for the desired site below.  Please note the monitoring form is to be included
along with the application form.

Application forms can be returned either via email to recruitment@macklepetfoods.com or by Post to Human Resources
40 Corrigan Hill Road, Moy, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT71 6SL     


Document 1: Mackle Pet Foods Monitoring Form

Document 2: Mackle Pet Foods Application Form Moy

Document 3: Mackle Pet Foods Application Form Moygashel