NPD Product Co-Ordinator BIFG UK & IRL (Hybrid)


Dublin, IE

Job Type:  Product Management

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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 we play a critical role in driving the continued success of our business. 

We value the development and retention of great people in our business, if you are resilient, ambitious, a team player, and passionate about driving forwards your career with us, we would love to hear from you!


Overall Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the Head of NPD BIFG.

The NPD Project Co-Ordinator UK & IRL will play a key role in supporting the development and launching of new or upgraded product concepts, coordinating projects and concepts through the development process, with the guidance and direction of a Product Manager.

In this varied role you will build relationships with internal stakeholders. You will support the product relationship with both customers & suppliers, be part of a team that ensures that the ISB  offer is relevant and future proofed, providing an offer that resonates with the consumer. You will also play a part within the development of an extensive savoury range. Channels of activity include both Retail & Foodservice, with multiple sub channels catered for. This role is an opportunity to join a food business with over 450 products and several ranges with a diverse customer base and requirement. The role is a chance to come from the hospitality sector into a large scale manufacturing and distribution business that supplies great product within Ireland and the UK.


Main Duties & Responsibilities include:

 New Product Development:

  • Carry out trade visits compile the findings and be aware of the competitor landscape and emerging trends.
  • Support work streams to gather insights & category data to identify opportunities within the customer base and support category reviews.
  • Gather new product listing information in line with the NPD process.
  • Support supplier & customer relationships by arrangement of samples required documentation etc.
  • Ensure that superior quality testing plus product benchmarking and new product panels are being carried out both internally & externally (with customers) across all our categories to include BIFG and Bakeries.
  • Support in the management of the NPD pipe line .
  • Gathering of information  to review existing product portfolio
  • Preparing setting up and presenting ranges/ concepts to customers both internal and inclusive of external tradeshows.
  • Maintaining all required documentation & records in line with BRC accredited standards.
  • Support the creation of video content, written content, product slides, customer product information guides, recipe ideas, build guides, food styling on shoots.
  • Setup the Learning and Innovation Hub to support internal training to business developers, account managers, telesales.
    • Support all new product development and innovation activity, for ARYZTA Food Solutions - trends, benchmarking, product set up etc
    • Support product presentations and capabilities presentations and ensuring launches are a success measured by pre-launch quality reviews. 
    • Run weekly quality session and prep all samples and next step follow up
    • Co-ordinate the Product Superiority testing focus of Aryzta Ireland and UK program across both Manufactured and Food Solutions and own any pre and post launch testing requirements.


Innovation & Market Awareness:

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the food retail & foodservice market, via trade press, food magazines & competitor shopping, to ensure development of cutting edge & market leading products.


Customer Skills

  • Develop relationships with customers and support there sample submission requirements as required.
  • Be part of the team that presents NPD & upgrades to the customer in a professional manner, demonstrating your food knowledge & expertise. Preparing samples, presentation packs & any theatre required.


  • Support the NPD managers projects as required.
  • Ensure a close working relationship with the Commercial, Finance ,Quality ,Marketing teams.
  • Setup internal & external taste panels when required.
  • Attend weekly NPD meetings.
  • Conduct store visits on a regular basis.
  • Manage the Learning and Innovation Hub


 To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Experience within the food sector or in a Project Co-Ordinator role.
  • Have a  good understanding of food and food categories.
  • Be well organized in a fast moving busy environment.
  • Ability to Bake and cook product as required, culinary arts degree and advantage.
  • Great interpersonal skills and a willing to make a difference in the world of food.
  • Drive & impetus to go out & seek new ideas.
  • 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 “to support continuous improvements.
  • Ability to create a favourable first impression, project yourself well and present with confidence.
  • Have an outgoing & confident approach.
  • MS Office working knowledge (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)



Your Application

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