Product Development Technologist

Full Time
NZ$90-110K + Kiwisaver
May 5th, 2024
Auckland, New Zealand
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About the role:
Currently Evolve Scientific is recruiting for a global food manufacturer, this is an Auckland based role as a Product Developer. Work within a leader in its field; food manufacturing of meat/fish/poultry, protein based value added meats e.g. sausages/meatballs/tray bakes marinades etc. Providing a broad product range for a leading supermarket chain.
Collaborative role, as Product Developer you will be across all aspects of product trial & validation procedures at the Auckland site. Project management of the stage gate process. This is a permanent role.

Coordinate the PD process and project manage alongside the customer, developing new concepts, adapting existing products, driving customer cost reduction projects and much, much more.
Manage supplier relationships and hit timelines.
You will possess a versatile and innovative mind and a passion for food and developing new products. 

Skills & experience: 
  • Qualifications in Food Science or similar desirable
  • Experience in food product development essential.
  • Meat manufacturing, value add categories PD experience desirable.
  • Experience in the PD processes within a business from initial concept, re-work projects, production trials and production handover.
  • Experience in project management and managing client expectations and timelines  
  • Clear thinking, self-motivated, results driven individual.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills with commercial acumen
  • This is a full time, permanent role, full work rights in NZ are a pre-requisite for this position.
  • There is a generous salary on offer with career development opportunities.
  • Be part of a dynamic, global team with state of the art equipment.
  • Training and support from senior members.
  • Parking on site
  • Flexible hours as trials runs can be run between 5am to 10pm, so some flexibility at times, is required.
How to Apply:

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 Susan on
  • Note: Applications only accepted from Australian / NZ residents with valid work rights or temporary residents on work visas e.g. Working Holiday Visa.

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