Product Development Manager

Job Description

Title: Product Development Manager

Company Name: Evolve Scientific Recruitment

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Adelaide

Employment Status: Full Time

Product Development Manager

  • Do you have an excellent track record in Food NPD?
  • Apply sound food science methods in all stages of development to deliver results
  • Excellent technical, senior NPD role available within leading food company

About the Company:

Currently Evolve Scientific are recruiting for a senior Product Development Manager to work within a leading food company with strong global ties. The business is a leading Australian company and is a joint international venture by two global business'.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Marketing and Innovations Director, you will lead all site technical activities associated with developing and commercializing new products to support both existing and new business.

You will be developing new concepts, adapting existing products and driving cost reduction projects to supply a superior product.

You will possess a versatile and innovative mind and a passion for food and developing new products combined with a mature mind to lead an experienced team and to provide a market leading range of products. You will also have the ability to liaise with all stakeholders across marketing, sales, operations and quality.

Work closely with the companies International Centre of Excellence based in the U.S to leverage expertise in culinary, product and process technology

Be responsible for all stages of product development including planning and executing trials, analysing data and completion of product handover to the production team

Ensure all development processes take food safety and product quality into consideration whilst meeting desired product attributes

Work in conjunction with the Procurement Coordinator regarding ingredients and packaging specifications and quality whilst compiling data on nutrition for label development

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree qualifications in Food Science/Engineering or equivalent essential
  • Relevant experience in a senior food product development role essential
  • Previous project management training or experience required
  • Knowledge around HACCP, food safety principles and GMP with refrigerated/high risk food products
  • Previous experience with modern food manufacturing processes and food safety systems
  • Ability to build solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation, trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Take initiative in searching for new technical concepts and solutions

Benefits/Culture:

This is a full time permanent role to start ASAP, full work rights in Australia are a pre requisite for this position. There is a generous six figure salary on offer with career development opportunities and an excellent opportunity to progress your career in this forward thinking and growing company.

How to Apply:

Click on the "Apply Now" button with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed). Note: Applications only accepted from Australian / NZ residents with valid Australian work rights or temporary residents on work visas e.g. Working Holiday Visa.

How to Register with Evolve:

For upcoming positions please click on the "Apply Now" button. By applying to any of our roles you will also be registered for future positions unless you request not to be.

Why Evolve Scientific Recruitment?

Evolve is an award winning agency specialising in scientific/technical recruitment in: Pharmaceutical, Food, Biotechnology, Chemical, Petrochemical, Environmental, Health Services, Life Sciences, Mining and more.

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About the Company:

Currently Evolve Scientific are recruiting for a senior Product Development Manager to work within a leading food company with strong global ties. The business is a leading Australian company and is a joint international venture by two global business'.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Marketing and Innovations Director, you will lead all site technical activities associated with developing and commercializing new products to support both existing and new business.

You will be developing new concepts, adapting existing products and driving cost reduction projects to supply a superior product.

You will possess a versatile and innovative mind and a passion for food and developing new products combined with a mature mind to lead an experienced team and to provide a market leading range of products. You will also have the ability to liaise with all stakeholders across marketing, sales, operations and quality.

Work closely with the companies International Centre of Excellence based in the U.S to leverage expertise in culinary, product and process technology

Be responsible for all stages of product development including planning and executing trials, analysing data and completion of product handover to the production team

Ensure all development processes take food safety and product quality into consideration whilst meeting desired product attributes

Work in conjunction with the Procurement Coordinator regarding ingredients and packaging specifications and quality whilst compiling data on nutrition for label development

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree qualifications in Food Science/Engineering or equivalent essential
  • Relevant experience in a senior food product development role essential
  • Previous project management training or experience required
  • Knowledge around HACCP, food safety principles and GMP with refrigerated/high risk food products
  • Previous experience with modern food manufacturing processes and food safety systems
  • Ability to build solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation, trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Take initiative in searching for new technical concepts and solutions

Benefits/Culture:

This is a full time permanent role to start ASAP, full work rights in Australia are a pre requisite for this position. There is a generous six figure salary on offer with career development opportunities and an excellent opportunity to progress your career in this forward thinking and growing company.

How to Apply:

Click on the "Apply Now" button with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed). Note: Applications only accepted from Australian / NZ residents with valid Australian work rights or temporary residents on work visas e.g. Working Holiday Visa.

How to Register with Evolve:

For upcoming positions please click on the "Apply Now" button. By applying to any of our roles you will also be registered for future positions unless you request not to be.

Why Evolve Scientific Recruitment?

Evolve is an award winning agency specialising in scientific/technical recruitment in: Pharmaceutical, Food, Biotechnology, Chemical, Petrochemical, Environmental, Health Services, Life Sciences, Mining and more.

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