New Product Development Partner (Food)

Full Time
$93000 per annum
June 4th, 2024
Forest Lake, Queensland, Australia
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About the role              
Our client is a multinational food company, selling into major retailers across Australia and internationally. On behalf of our client, we are seeking an NPD Partner to join their Brisbane-based team.

Reporting to the National NPD Manager, your duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Working closely with the NPD team, Operations, Sales, Engineering, Production, Purchasing, Suppliers, Technical and Marketing to develop new products;
  • Drive product development stage gate process throughout the business to implement projects;
  • Build knowledge for future product development with a focus on working with the NPD team to achieve this;
  • Build a database for new technology with the intent to implement in future projects;
  • Prioritize work schedule to ensure that tasks are completed within agreed timeframes;
  • Ensure legal compliance is maintained across all processes, ingredients and labelling within the New Product Development lifecycle.
Skills & Experience
To be successful for this role, you will possess the following:
  • Degree qualified with relevant food technology experience;
  • You will have experience working in a food research and development role;
  • Experience in the meat and poultry industry would be advantageous but not essential;
  • Remain aware of emerging trends, tools and technologies within the food industry;
  • Able to think outside the box;
  • Ability to work successfully across all levels of the business to drive product development process;
  • Comfortable in a hands-on role to develop products in pilot plant and factory environments;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Able to work on own initiative and as a team player
If you think this could be the role for you then please apply now! Please send us a cover letter AND a detailed resume in WORD format (PDFs can be corrupted / not processed).  
Or, if you have any questions, please contact Steph on 0731750680.

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