Sensory Technologist

Posted on 07-Sep-2017
Application Close Date: 28-Sep-2017
Job Details
R&D & Quality
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder is a leading regional food company across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. We have a portfolio of iconic and trusted brands that Australians have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week, including Helga's, Wonder White, Praise, White Wings, MeadowLea, and many more. Our vision is to be the leading and most innovative local food company, creating food that people love.


We are currently looking for a Sensory Technologist to join us based at our North Ryde site with occasional travel to our North Sydney office. The overall purpose of this position is to assist in delivering a sensory program which supports the development of new and improved products and maintains the sensory integrity of the existing portfolio. This is a permanent full time role reporting into the Sensory Manager.


Specifically you will:


  • Be involved in cross functional teams to lead the sensory initiative for category projects
  • Apply relevant test methods to meet project and/or business requirements in a cost effective manner including coordinating external research where appropriate
  • Facilitate internal sensory evaluations reporting back with conclusions and recommendations
  • Prepare, execute and analyse the output from internal sensory evaluation programs
  • Maintain all sensory processes and procedures as part of the R&D NPD process
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all evaluations


Ideally the successful candidate will have:


  • Strong internal and external stakeholder management
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Experience
  • A passion for food
  • Understanding of the senses and how they all work together
  • Degree qualified
  • Advanced people and communication skills

Knowledge of Food Industry and Understanding of Research Processes