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PATH4 Food is a specialist recruiter in the Food Industry Australia wide and overseas.

In this candidate short market, it is increasingly difficult for employers to attract the best talent and effective recruitment is therefore of even greater importance.  PATH4 Food aims to develop enduring recruitment relationships that will deliver results.

Our extensive recruitment experience, excellent knowledge of the Food Industry as well as well networked recruiters that are committee members of professional industry associations, allows us to match the right candidate with the right employers, every time.


PATH4 Food Technology & Manufacturing

Job Seekers

The PATH4 Food team has extensive experience in the recruitment, training and HR industries which has given them authority status in this field.  As a result they are regularly invited to talk and lecture on career development and recruitment at various industry events, schools and tertiary institutions, whilst also being actively involved in the Food Industry associations.  Offering coaching and consulting services in the area of job searching. PATH4 Food also provides significant value to their candidates with advice on current market salary levels and market intelligence.

Job seekers will find the PATH4 Food team to be refreshingly different.  Just ask our applicants.

Thanks for being so informative and transparent about the position and the company! The way we discussed the role was very much a 2 way conversation compared to other agents I have dealt with (Candidate, July 2015)

And to help you through the interview process, PATH4 Food has developed a video covering Interview Tips. Register with us for any current and upcoming potential vacancies in the Food Industry or contact Jana Cameron direct for a confidential discussion.

Contact Jana direct on:

0432 308 218




The food processing and manufacturing industry is one of the most critical industries in Australia with an ever increasing population increasing the demand for food, food production and evolving process technologies for processed foods.

The food industry is highly specific in its staffing and recruitment needs to ensure safety standards and quality is maintained. .

Not only do candidates require a specific level of skill, qualification and experience to fill vacancies, the right “fit” is a necessity to ensure that business and operational levels are maintained to maximise production and output.  We aim to partner with our clients to ensure these needs are met by recruiting the best possible candidates for the positions available, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

PATH4 Food offers leading food industry recruitment services and boasts a network within the industry that is second to none.

Our goal is to ensure that our candidates find the best opportunities in the food industry, and help our clients to find the best qualified and most suitable employees in the food industry across Australia.



Food Industry Roles

The food industry is an expanding and diverse industry operating in what is typically a highly competitive market.  In addition, the industry must continue to develop a dynamic culture to respond to the challenges of ever-increasing consumer expectations as well as safety standards.

Many companies in the food industry have  based their business strategy on the continuous introduction of new products –  processing companies continue to introduce new ingredients, manufacturing companies launch thousands of new consumer products, supermarkets present a continuous change of many thousands of products; food service companies continuously change their menus and even the primary producers change the raw materials.

This results in activity involving everyone from management to marketing, R&D to manufacturing.  Following are a selection of roles that PATH4 Food recruit for:

Technical & Product Development Roles

  • QA Manager
  • R&D Manager
  • QA Co-ordinator
  • R&D Technologist
  • Product Development
  • Process Improvement
  • QA Officer
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Laboratory Technician/Assistant/Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Technical Writer
  • Process Technologist
  • Food Chemist

Operations & Engineering Roles

  • Site Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Production Manager
  • Production Supervisor


Other Roles

  • WHS Manager
  • OH&S Officer
  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Horticulture Officer
  • Finance Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Payroll
Useful Links

Food Industries Association of Queensland Inc.

FIAQ is the senior food industry organisation in Queensland with a reputation for providing independent advice to members and the government for many years. The predecessor of FIAQ, the Food Technology Association of Queensland, began operation in the 1950s.   Website:  FIAQ






Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Limited

AIFST is the leading independent qualifying body for food professionals in Australia and the only professional body in Australia concerned with all aspects of food science and technology.

As a registered not for profit organisation, we are independent of government, industry, lobby or special interest groups.  Website: AIFST



Meet the Team

Jana Cameron

Principal Consultant & Owner

PATH4 Food is headed up by Jana Cameron who has 20+ years’ experience in food industry recruitment, and a wide network of contacts in the industry.

Jana has a thorough understanding of the needs of the industry, established networks and outstanding knowledge of the labour market in which she operates. One of the points of difference is that she actively advocates the importance of not just hiring well-qualified staff, but also staff retention and further professional and personal development. She displays high integrity and straight forwardness, which is greatly appreciated by both, her clients and candidates.

Her extensive experience in the recruitment, training and HR industry has given Jana the authority status in this field. As a result she is regularly invited to talk and lecture on career development and recruitment at various industry events, schools and tertiary institutions

Jana also has formal qualifications in Science and an MBA and is actively involved in several industry associations, being the current President of Food Industries Association of Queensland and Membership Co-Ordinator of Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

0432 308 218


Helen Pakhomov

Principal Consultant

Helen Pakhomov brings 16 years experience in recruitment to PATH4 Food, with last 8 years working directly within the Fresh Food manufacturing industry.

Having worked for a vertically integrated food manufacturing business, Helen has a strong understanding of the demands of the industry from production, to processing and to the retail end of the spectrum.  Having recruited at all levels within the industry Helen was responsible for design and implementation of a variety of talent pathways initiatives including: Internships, Graduate Recruitment, Referral, International Recruitment initiatives, Social Medial and strategic sourcing.


Debbie Gordon

Recruitment Co-Ordinator

Debbie commenced her recruitment career in Brisbane in 1995 and has worked for several national companies recruiting both temporary and permanent staff members in a wide range of industries including the food industry.  Debbie has been with Path4 Food since 2012 and assists the PATH4 Food team with candidate management and marketing, social medial and general administration.

Debbie prides herself on her strong organisational and project management skills and is passionate about the industry and actively pursues new ways to improve and strengthen our business and procedures.

  • Applications Technologist
    Your new employer is a large multionational food manufacturer that develops, produces, and supplies food systems. It is quite rare for them to be looking for staff externally as they don't leave. Due to an internal transfer, they are now searching for an experienced Food Technologist to join their R&D…
  • Packaging Technologist
    This company is a national, privately owned food manufacturer and is one of the major players in their field. They have grown steadily over the past couple of years and as a result, they are now looking for an experienced Packaging Technologist to join their Sydney Product Development team. Reporting…
  • QA Coordinator
    This privately owned company has established themselves as a leader in their field and have been steadily growing. As a result, they are now looking for an experienced QA Coordinator to manage the afternoon shift. In this role, you will lead a team of 4 Quality Officers to ensure that…
  • Graduates - Food Industry
    PATH4 Food is working with a number of Australian innovative and growing food manufacturers and as a result we are looking for a number of graduates to join these progressive companies. As a graduate, you will lean all aspect of the business from Sales and Marketing, to Production Management and…
  • Product Development Manager
    This large national food producer with four manufacturing sites around the country is now looking for a Senior R&D Technologist / Product Development Manager that will be based in their Sydney site. As an experienced, commercially focused Food Technologist, you will manage and review the entire product portfolio for the…
  • Business Manager - Food
    Business Manager - Food, compliance industry This company is one of the largest players in management systems certifications and accreditations such as ISO 9001, BRC, and FSCC 22000 in Food Manufacturing. They assists food producers to embed the habits of excellence and now, you have a chance to be a…

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