Product Development Lead – Sligo | Collins McNicholas

Product Development Lead – Sligo

  • Reference: SJ44644
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Donegal, Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

Product Development Lead – Sligo

We have a requirement for a Product Development Lead with an innovative food producer in the North West. This role requires a Science discipline graduate with a passion for creativity and innovation within a commercially driven environment. You should be a self starter with a flair for project management. The role will entail some element of people management and ideally you should have 4+ relevant years experience.


A snap shot of the core responsibilities of the role include

  • Lead and manage NPD projects through the concept development phase to the necessary timescales, working with stakeholders towards successful scale up and launch and lead gate sign offs.

  • Provide input on technical feasibility and complexity, estimate timelines and initial resource requirements, and participate in consumer-facing ideation sessions to inform concept creation.

  • Represent the Development function in internal meetings and external customer facing meetings when required.

  • Identify impact of new products on manufacturing process’s and HACCP

  • Remain up to date with latest and future market trends and new packaging concepts and designs

  • Forsee trends and develop new products to reflect growing trends.

  • Conduct market analysis, competitive sets and benchmarking on healthy snacking online and in store for both local and international markets to determine opportunities.

  • Coordinate and conduct pre-production development trials on site in line with operation and production schedules

  • Generate new labels which meet required legislation in compliance with EU Regulation

  • Create internal and external specifications and QAS Sheets for all new products developed.


    A full description of the role responsibilities and job requirements are available at request.



For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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