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Work Type: REGULAR


Location: Hobart

Advertiser: ChemSkill

Date Posted: 01/10/2012

Position Filled: Yes




Product Development Manager - FMCG

  • PD Manager with Global FMCG - Regional Victoria, Australia
  • Excellent Career Progression Available
  • Competitive Salary Package and Relocation
Our client is a global company producing many of Australia's favourite foods.  They are committed to building consumers’ best loved brands!
An excellent opportunity has become available for a Product Development Manager to manage new products development as well as continuous improvements for cost and quality.  This role will be responsible for managing a team of people and providing technical support / guidance to the broader business to support strategic direction. We are looking for a leader who can create direction for the R&D team and broader business.
This position is responsible for leading future innovation and ensuring ongoing improvements in productivity and accuracy of research and development programs and systems.
  • Lead people and manage product development programs, including the activities of product development technologists and technicians
    in order to provide cost effective and timely delivery of NPD, technical and improvement projects to meet agreed action standards
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of Product Development department: including, time-lines, resources and costs
  • Develop effective and collaborative working relationships with the Marketing, Supply
    Chain, Finance and Sales functions to ensure NPD goals are achieved
  • Build and maintain a high performing work team with high levels of engagement
  • Deliver technical projects, cost reduction projects and product improvement projects to agreed standards and time frames

To be successful in this role you will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Passion for creating great food
  • Drive for continuous self improvement and professional advancement
  • Eagerness to coach, develop, and inspire a highly talented team of professionals
  • Strong ability to effectively manage broad portfolio of initiatives
  • Proven track record for dealing with ambiguity
  • Ability to form strong, effective working relationships with cross-functional business
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the FMCG environment with strong project management skills
  • A  minimum of 6 years+ product development experience, including extensive technical knowledge of food processing, raw materials and ingredients
  • Extensive thermal process experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in science, food technology or a related science
  • Creativity and an understanding of food science:
    functionality and composition
  • Strong planning, problem solving and decision making skills 
  • Demonstrated leadership, influencing and stakeholder management skills
If you are interested in this great role, pls call Helen, Liz or Mark on +61 3 9516 0100 or send your resume to ChemSkill by using the Apply Button below. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Those that are not successful will be added onto our Database for future suitable roles.
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