Senior Product Development Technologist

Posted on 27-Feb-2018
Application Close Date: 27-Mar-2018
Job Details
R&D & Quality
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder New Zealand is one of the largest branded food manufacturers and suppliers in New Zealand, serving customer needs with a portfolio of iconic, trusted food brands that New Zealanders have grown up with and enjoy every day.  Our excellent portfolio of consumer brands includes Vogel's, Molenberg, Freya's, Meadow Fresh, Tararua, Puhoi Valley, Edmonds and Ernest Adams, just to name a few!

We are passionate about our iconic brands and products, and strive to be the best place to work in New Zealand.  We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our business and be part of our success.


Our Opportunity

We have the opportunity to appoint an experienced Senior Product Development Technologist into our R & D team based at our head office in Auckland city. Reporting to the Product Development Manager for Baking you will be responsible for the facilitation and development of product innovation and new food development projects for our Bakery brands.


About You

To be successful in your application, you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Food Technology or Sciences
  • 5+ years' experience in the FMCG (ideally Baking) industry in a technical capacity
  • Strong practical knowledge of the NPD process from ideation to commercialization
  • Able to interpret and quickly prototype from insight based concept briefs
  • Understanding of food manufacturing requirements and compliance
  • Strong product formulation understanding
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in an FMCG environment
  • Understanding of food legislation and food safety
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Project Management


Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Source and select raw materials
  • Provide the necessary technical and innovative input to develop and implement new products and technologies  
  • leadership and coaching of PD technologists
  • Create robust formulations that meet production and consumer requirements
  • Factory trials and product commercialization
  • Build effective working relationships with all cross functional teams
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Contribute to the R&D Continuous Improvement Program


This is a great opportunity to be part of a highly successful, driven and capable R & D team. The sky's the limit for candidates who are committed to personal growth and career development.

With sites spanning across the Australasian region our employees have the opportunity to fashion their own home grown career across functions, locations and brands.  Our aim is to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer careers.

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