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Application Specialist

Application Specialist





Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic? For Puratos Ireland, based in Dunboyne, we are looking for an Application Specialist.


This role offers the opportunity to make a strong impact in a team with ambitious growth and goals, a start-up attitude, and a strong desire to promote Puratos’ innovative solutions in Health & Wellbeing and Sustainability.


The Application Specialist is responsible for :

  • supporting large/medium industrial bakeries/patisseries with high-end technical advice throughout the island of Ireland.
  • seek solutions to customers’ needs and help them in the implementation of products and concepts.
  • creating strong and long-term partnerships with the assigned accounts.
  • actively promoting Puratos group’s product lines.

The successful candidate will have excellent baking and interpersonal skills, as well as an intimate knowledge of the industrial bakery market.




Reporting to the General Manager, you’ll be involved in:

  • Working with customers to understand their needs and co-create tailored solutions.
  • Leading projects to deploy existing and new products at our customers’ production facilities. Translate the Puratos group guidelines for NPDs towards the Irish market and support the introduction of new products through test baking, samples & trainings.
  • Identifying and managing new business opportunities and risks to existing portfolios, to support the business development team in reaching their sales targets.
  • Operating in a cross-functional team with our local Technical, Marketing and Sales colleagues, or alongside the international and diverse global network of Puratos. Use the collaborative working tools (CRM) and data analytics (PowerBI).
  • Maintain bakery & ingredients knowledge of current and up-and-coming trends, as well as a thorough understanding of all Puratos products.
  • Build strong and long-term relationships at customers, as well as develop and maintain a network of ingredient and equipment experts in Puratos and externally.




  • Holder of a 3rd level qualification in bakery, confectionary (or similar).
  • A minimum of 5 years working within an industrial bakery environment. 
  • Thorough understanding of the bread/patisserie automation process, analytical techniques and NPD processes, and the use of ingredients to create and improve healthy and delicious products, ranging from Baguettes to Bao buns and everything in-between.
  • A talent for product development and troubleshooting within a bakery environment.
  • You are fluent in English (verbal and written) and show excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • You show strong project management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at once and work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • You are curious and determined to continuously improve everything we do, daring to challenge boundaries to deliver superior value in products & services.
  • Have a drivers’ license and are open to travel locally (and occasionally internationally for trainings and customer support). Around 60% of working time will be spent at customer sites. Be open to flexible working hours.
  • You are data driven, and computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite and SAP tools).
  • You are a dynamic, proactive, and creative team player. You respect others.
  • You have a passion for food and a strong drive to ‘do the right thing’ for the planet and future generations.




You will be welcomed in a dynamic, entrepreneurial work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key. You will have responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work and grow yourself.


In addition, you can count on attractive benefits such as :

    • A competitive salary package
    • A company car
    • Full health insurance (VHI) & pension contribution paid by Puratos
    • Flexible home-working policy
    • Rewarding career and growth potential worldwide
    • Continuous training in product technology and business principles

Are you ready to join and Grow Your Magic? Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic:




Puratos has been developing innovative products for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate industry since 1919, the group’s annual turnover now exceeds 3€ billion. We believe that Food innovation is energy for good. That is why we are constantly striving to grow our positive impact with the creation of innovative food solutions that promote health & well-being and steadily move businesses, customers, people, and the planet forward. We help customers be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities. Together, we improve the lives of people and protect the planet.

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