NPD Process / Test Baker


Dublin, IE

Job Type:  Food Science

Working with Us

ARYZTA is for people who are passionate about what they do and doing it well. We take pride in our high quality, delicious food and in our leading position as the world's number one frozen bakery.

Our employees are one of our key ingredients, and together they play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business.

In ARYZTA, every day is different. If you are resilient, ambitious, and a team player, ARYZTA could be the place for you to thrive and grow in your career!


  1. ROLE:                          NPD Process / Test Baker  
  2. BUSINESS GROUP:   Aryzta Bakeries UK and Ireland
  3. LOCATION:                 Grange Castle




To develop new and/or upgraded product concepts, support managing these through the stage-gate process to launch on time and to cost, ensuring that Quality standards are upheld.


Reporting into the NPD Programme Manager


Key Contacts:   

Head of Innovation

Plant Managers

Process Manager

Technical and Quality teams

Head of NPD

Commercial Manager









  • To ensure that all new products are developed in line with product briefs. These must be commercial work in practice and be in line with factory capabilities
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of bread, including fermentation.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of Sour Doughs and Bulk Fermentation Doughs is essential
  • Responsibilities Include: mixing dough, managing fermentation, hand scaling and hand shaping, baking
  • Maintains organised and clean work stations
  • Demonstrates a willingness to perform occasional duties to aid other departments and willingness to support the entire business
  • To ensure that all developments satisfy price, quality, technical & operational parameters by means of a feasibility process.
  • To ensure that all products developed are in line with company strategy.
  • Modify existing recipes to the given requirements e.g. upgrading, reducing cost, reducing salt etc.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the food retailing market, eg. via trade press, food magazines & competitor shopping, to ensure development of cutting edge & market leading products.
  • Work closely with Head of Innovation to achieve an Innovation pipeline for the site.
  • Present new products & upgrades to the site team in a professional manner, demonstrating your bakery, food ingredient & process knowledge & expertise.
  • Preparing samples, presentation packs & any theatre required.
  • Ensure a close working relationship with multifunctional teams
  • Evaluate new & existing raw materials when required





  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Baker
  • A culinary school degree or relevant training is a plus
  • Great time management skills
  • Drive  to go out & seek new ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills at all levels
  • Able to work both as an individual & a team player
  • Need to be creative and have a thirst for knowledge
  • Not frightened to challenge the “norm”
  • Basic computer literacy – excel, word, PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate an above standard knowledge & understanding of food
  • Excellent presentation skills




  • Problem Solving
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Good interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure


Your Application

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