Diageo Product Development & Pilot Plant Technologist in Nangor Road, Ireland




Reporting Location:

Nangor Road





Type of Job:


External Job Description:

Closing Date: 30 th April 2018

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract

About Diageo

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

The Baileys story began in Dublin, 1974. David Dand, now known as the Godfather of Baileys, had a vision for something new, something unapologetically luxurious. Inspired by the sense of change in the air, he dreamt of creating an innovative and utterly indulgent liqueur. This your chance to be part of this amazing brand with Diageo.

Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community.

About the Role

The Liquid Technology function is part of the Diageo Brand Change Europe group,

and is responsible for research and development related to cream liqueurs, principally Baileys & Sheridans.

This 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 you 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 –

To Conduct trials on the pilot plant (collection of ingredients, blending/mixing ingredients and operation of pilot plant equipment), carry out laboratory analysis on trials and compiling reports with recommendations.

You will also take part in cross-functional working with suppliers and other areas of Diageo Supply, Procurement and Technical.

Your role is vital in ensuring the quality of dairy ingredients supplied is appropriate for commercial manufacture of our award winning cream liqueurs.

The role will involve testing and analysis and provide support as required, to the procurement, quality and process teams.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a 3rd level qualification in Food Science or relevant science discipline to at least primary degree level.

Experience in this area is not essential but may be an advantage. We are looking for scientific minds to drive our brands forward.

A core competency and experience in Food science will be an advantage.

Excellent problem solving and communication skills are essential and proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Does this sound like you? Then get in touch. Take a look at the Diageo webpage to understand what it is like to work with Diageo and learn about all the exciting things you could be involved in. www.diageo.com


External Job Title:

Product Development & Pilot Plant Technologist