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Product Technologist Australia

Coles Group

Coles Group Australia Australia

1 week ago

We’ve been trusted to serve Aussie communities since 1914 and grown to become a top 30-listed on the ASX with 120,000 team members and a portfolio of iconic brands. At Coles Group, you’ll not only get to make a difference to millions of Aussie lives—you’ll also get to see your impact.

About the team

To understand our merchandise business, we need to understand our customers. That’s why you’ll find us working across all business units at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Supermarkets is one of the largest teams at Coles, but we’re a close-knit group that come from all over the world. We’re passionate about working at the forefront of merchandising and making sure our customers have quality products at the right price.

About the role

Reporting into the Senior Product Technologist, this new role is due to the team growing! You will drive quality, ensure compliance, and support product innovation of Coles brand products within the Health & Home team.

As a Product Technologist... you will manage products across the Health and Home categories; ensuring quality and compliance standards are met – whilst driving product innovation. You will be a custodian of safety, quality, legal compliance, usability, and reputation for Own Brand products.

You'll also:

• Create value by executing the brand strategy.

• Land new innovative products, reviewing past product performance and driving commercial outcomes.

• Deliver supplier accountability and performance in quality and safety.

• Engage and collaborate strategically with category teams and suppliers.

About you and your skills

Demonstrated experience working with high-risk Non-Food products within a FMCG, manufacturing and/or retail environment.

You'll also need:

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, or related field

• Significant, relevant experience in Non-Food products, or related subject matter expertise within a compliance vocation

• Non-Food (Health & Beauty) product experience is required

• Technical management Subject Matter Expertise (SME)

• Proven experience in supplier management, investigations, audit response and data analysis

• Experience working with both international and local suppliers to deliver product innovation and essential safety controls

• Strong planning, time management and influencing skills


Take your next step into something bigger, apply now

With us it’s not about the discounts (although you do get those), it’s about joining a team where your wellbeing and professional development is invested in and celebrating your contributions is the norm. And because everyone leads unique lives, we offer flexible work including work from home, additional leave and parental leave entitlements.

We’re continuing to build a gender equitable team, and a culture that’s just as diverse, inclusive and welcoming as the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of all ages, cultures (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), abilities, sexual orientation and gender identities.

We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support candidates with disability. Find out more in the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ section of our careers site.

Job ID: 74555

Employment Type: Full time

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