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Liquid Development & Pilot Plant Technologist

Diageo

Dublin, Ireland

External Job Description
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Context
•The Liquid Technology function is part of the Diageo Brand Change Europe group, and there is collaboration between functions in different geographies.
•The Liquid Technology function is responsible for research and development related to cream liqueurs, principally Baileys, Sheridans, and Value Brands.
•The role primarily covers assuring the quality of dairy ingredients, validation of alternative ingredients/suppliers and engagement with suppliers. It also supports other projects in the Liquid Technology area.
•The role will report to the Liquid Development Manager and the incumbent will be expected to act as a focal point co-ordinating the activities outlined above, interpreting data, and providing a timely and efficient service to Process, Quality and Procurement. This will include manufacturing at pilot scale and shelf-life assessment of cream liqueurs.
Purpose of the Role
The purpose of the role is as follows –
•Conducting trials on the pilot plant (collection of ingredients, blending/mixing ingredients and operation of pilot plant equipment), carrying out laboratory analysis on trials and compiling reports with recommendations.
•Cross-functional working with suppliers and other areas of Diageo Supply, Procurement and Technical.
•Ensuring the quality of dairy ingredients supplied is appropriate for commercial manufacture of cream liqueurs.
•Testing of alternative ingredients and suppliers.
•Provide support as required, to the procurement, quality and process teams.

Top 3-5 Accountabilities
•Deliver cream, casein & finished liquid qualification programs.
•Day–to–day management of pilot plant trials.
•Delivery of all necessary stability (physical, chemical, sensory) programmes.
•Interface with other business functions, supporting cross-functional teams.
Qualifications and Experience Required
Qualifications:
3rd level qualification in Food Science or relevant science discipline to at least primary degree level.

Experience
•Experience not essential but may be an advantage.
•A core competency and experience in Food science.
•Excellent problem solving and communication skills
•Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
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