Senior Food Technologist

Sydney - Ref. JO-2106-2889

Our client is a large national food producer with manufacturing sites around the country supplying a broad range of short-shelf-life products to both retail and food service / QSR customers. As a result of restructure, they are now looking for a Senior R&D Technologist / Product Development Technologist that would like to step into a leadership role. 

As an experienced, commercially focused Food Technologist, you will manage and review the entire product portfolio for one of their major customers, whilst managing a small team. The key is to deliver a balance between satisfying customer needs and delivering a product at a commercially viable price. Working closely with the customers to identify their requirements, you will also monitor market and consumer trends. Your goal will be to transition the existing portfolio into more commercially viable through achieving the best possible yields, together with optimising shelf-life and reducing labour. 

To be successful in the role, you hold tertiary qualifications in Food Technology / Food Science, have excellent technical knowledge, are a passionate foodie and have worked in a similar role before. Your superb customer service and communication skills are an absolute must. As is your ability to work to tight deadlines and negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes. One of your KPI's will be the level of customer satisfaction and consistent positive feedback.

The company is rebuilding their product development team led by a new manager who is establishing a fresh new approach and new culture. This person is an absolute delight to work with and you will have a great mentor to help you to develop your own leadership skills. This role is also great for someone who enjoys direct contact with a customer, someone who easily builds trust through honesty and integrity, and enjoys applying their exceptional technical and culinary skills. 

To submit your application, click the 'apply' button. If you require further information, please contact Jana Cameron on 0432 308 218.

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