• Senior Product Technologist Melbourne VIC
  • Danone in Melbourne VIC, , Australia
  • jobs
  • 6 days ago

jobs description

About The Job

Are you looking for a new challenge in the product development space? Would you enjoy a technical role in the dairy industry? We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Product Technologist to be based in our state-of-the-art factory at Kiewa. As a key member of a team, you will be responsible to drive the successful end-to-end new product development (innovation) by contributing to the overall NPD strategy.

Reporting to the EDP R&I Manager you will lead the improvement of existing products and contribute to productivity initiatives within the business from concept to launch (renovation). You will be responsible for the delivery of product development outputs and packaging within business objectives and across different cross-functional projects, ensuring on-time and quality delivery against business expectations.

Your responsibilities will also include (but are not limited to):
• Lead the technical development of product and packaging as per the company’s growth... and sustainability strategies
• Drive optimisation in milk science and technology processes to achieve efficient product development
• Design a superior product, transforming concept to viable formulation across shelf life
• Lead the project from scoping to launch, including the product design, development, and implementation stage
• Drive technology by understanding the packaging material and format, their impact on food, final product, and equipment
• Thorough understanding and awareness of food safety, quality, and regulatory aspects and the ability to systematically integrate them into product development
• Support the factory’s continuous improvement initiative with the demonstration of technical abilities during PDCA/Kaizen/RCA/TQM/TPM process.

About You

You are an experienced product development technologist who has strong technical skills, collaborative skills, an inclusive working style, and an agile mindset. Your prior experience in a fast-paced dairy/food manufacturing environment handling a technical portfolio will be advantageous. You have a positive attitude, are easy to get along with, and have a natural flair for building rapport with great people skills.

To be successful you will also have:
• Tertiary qualification in Chemical Engineering/Food Science/Dairy Science/Life Science/Human Nutrition or related field
• Prior experience in a similar role within a dairy industry is highly desired
• Good Excel and MS Office suite skills will be preferred
• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
• Sound planning and organization skills with an ability to work with shifting priorities

About Us

Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it’s all up to you.

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-paced environment, complexity, and juggling a variety of challenges and opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, and we guarantee that you can just be yourself.

Always looking to bring the outside in to continuously improve our ways of working as well as our Danoners day to day experiences, we have been awarded –
• 2020 Finalist in the Australian HR Awards for the category “Employer of Choice”
• Winner of the 2020 Employer of Choice awards through the NZ HRD Awards

Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

Danone is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, or disability status. If you require any assistance during the recruitment process because of a disability, please enclose details within your application.


Here at Danone we are passionate about the development of our people. With multiple performance and development conversations combined with a variety of online and offline learning opportunities, you can genuinely take control of your own career development.

We also offer:
• Thank Danone it’s Friday! 3 pm finishes every Friday
• Ability for global mobility with other international locations of Danone
• Fully subsidized top-level health insurance and life insurance
• Great compensation and performance-related bonus
• Great working environment and development focused work culture
• Join a high performing team where you are challenged and supported

We believe everyone has talent, something which comes naturally to you. Your uniqueness is something that brings both excellence as well as energises you.


If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you to really make this role your own, please hit the APPLY button asap
Melbourne VIC Australia


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