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  • Sector: Science
  • Location: Kildare
  • Salary: €36k
  • Contract Length: 18 Months
  • Closing Date and Time: 30/04/2024, 17:00
  • Fixed-Term Contract, 18 Months

Job Summary

Kildare Brewing Company operates out of the Lock 13 Brew Pub by the canal in Sallins and out of a new purpose-built brewery facility at Ladytown County Kildare. As well as a range of beers, the company produces a successful Kombucha product - ProKulture Organic Kombucha. The company wishes to develop a range of functional health drinks which could be produced at the brewery.

Job Description

You will be the driving force behind the company’s development of new products in the functional drinks segment. You will:

  • Develop and articulate a comprehensive product strategy aligned with the company's overall business goals.
  • Define the product roadmap and prioritize features based on customer needs, market demands, and business objectives.
  • Lead a cross-functional team to ideate, conceptualise, and implement innovative products or features.
  • Oversee the end-to-end product development lifecycle for 3 new functional health drink products.
  • Develop and manage budgets related to product development and innovation initiatives.

The successful graduate will lead this project, in a supportive partnership with Southern Regional College (SRC) and will also have the opportunity to avail of a Post Graduate Diploma with Queen’s University Belfast as part of the employment offering.


  • Fully funded Post-Graduate Diploma awarded by Queen’s University Belfast

Interviews will be held approximately week commencing: 15/04/2024

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in a Food related discipline (Food Science/Food/Drink Innovation)
  • Proven experience (minimum 1 year) in product management, with a focus on innovation.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; if you do require a visa/work permit allowing you to work in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland you must upload a copy of it with your application.

Desirable Criteria

  • MBA or Masters degree.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Leadership and team management.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Previous experience in beverage industry is preferred but not necessary.