Senior Food Technologist Moorabbin Airport VIC Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia's major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes. The Role
We are seeking an exceptional Senior Food Technologist to join our Innovation and Growth team based at our Head... Office in Mentone. Reporting into the Product Development Manager, this role will be responsible for delivering product development and technical expertise within the Frozen Vegetables Category. This is a Part Time 12 month contract, 3 days a week.
What will you do
You will work with cross functional and geographically spread teams focused on delivery of ideas from concept stage to commercialisation to achieve profitable growth, cost reduction and maintenance of current business. You will lead development and technical aspects of NPI projects using sound project management and be a key contributor working with project teams. Lead development and the technical aspects of NPI projects. Drive and effectively manage and implement key projects for the category Provide technical expertise, advice and leadership to project teams. Provide innovative solutions and technical advice to stakeholders. eg. Factories, outsource suppliers, QA, Marketing, Procurement. Troubleshoot technical, formulation and processing issues throughout the NPI process. Maintain accurate and compliant technical and quality records for NPI projects in accordance with product development procedures. Identifying innovative opportunities and keep abreast of new technologies, emerging trends and legislative changes. Review and update projects in tracking schedule, advising of any concerns.
What you will bring
To be successful in this role, you will have a passion for creativity and fresh thinking to drive growth through innovation together with experience in Product Development from concept stage to commercialisation within the food industry, combined with tertiary qualifications in Food Technology or a related discipline. A thorough knowledge of food regulations and food safety is expected as is the ability to work effectively in cross functional teams. You will be someone that has a strong appreciation for food and has a good culinary knowledge base in different cuisine styles. With strong analytical, problem solving, organisational and communication skills, you also have the ability to work well autonomously as well as within a team environment. Tertiary qualifications in Science, preferably in Food Technology, Applied Science, Food Engineering or equivalent is required. Solid Product Development experience with proven results in the food industry Expertise in a variety of food manufacturing unit operations and demonstrated ability to learn new technologies. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to develop cross-functional relationships Proven experience in managing multiple projects, demonstrating sound project management skills. Experience in Stage Gate product innovation process. Strong technical understanding and capability Detailed knowledge of Food Standard Code and Food Safety Legislation Experience in production or quality assurance in the food industry is highly regarded
Benefits Income protection insurance Option to purchase additional Annual Leave Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers Variety of Flexible Work Arrangements Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services.
This is an outstanding opportunity to build your professional experience as a Senior Food Technologist and gain exposure to Simplot's end to end product development approach. If this sounds like your next exciting career move, please apply now.
If this sounds like you, please Apply online today.
Applications close 28th November 2020.
Job Requisition ID: 2777
Travel Required: None
Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne
Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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