Job no: 495515
Work type: Full time
Categories: Food Science
Simplot Australia is a vibrant, sustainable provider of great food in Australasia. Home to Australia's favourite food brands, Simplot manufactures a diverse range of products that includes everything from delicious and balanced meals, convenient frozen potato and vegetables, tasty pasta sauces and nutritious seafood to fun snack foods. Our portfolio of brands consist of Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Top Cut, Seakist, Harvest, Chiko, I&J, Ally, Lean Cuisine, Five Tastes, dish'd and Caterfare. Simplot is owned by the JR. Simplot Company and has grown to become a multinational agriculture and food business with annual sales of more than $US5 billion.
What's the role
We currently require a passionate Food Technologist to join our Quality and Innovation 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 Shelf Grocery Category. 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.
What does success look like
To be successful in this role, you will have 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. Knowledge and experience of Shelf Grocery would be extremely advantageous. 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.
This is an outstanding opportunity to build your professional experience as a Food Technologist and gain exposure to Simplot's innovative product development systems and approaches. If this sounds like your next exciting career step, please apply now.
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