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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - School of Food and Advanced Technology.  Location - Singapore

We are currently accepting applications from International candidates, however due to border restrictions caused by Covid-19 and the worldwide pandemic, we will only process applications from non NZ Citizens or non NZ Residents who are likely to gain border exemption and an appropriate NZ Work Visa.

Massey University, New Zealand, is internationally recognised for delivering a premier undergraduate degree programme in food technology. Massey University has partnered with the Singapore Institute of Technology to deliver its gold standard food technology degree programme in Singapore. Massey University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to be based in Singapore with expertise in innovative food product development and in other areas of food science and technology.

The candidate should have a PhD in food technology, food science and technology or food engineering or equivalent. Prior research and industry experience are required. This position is primarily a teaching role but will also include research and student supervision. The primary areas of expertise required is food product development, food processing operations, design of experiments and consumer science. The candidate will ideally have some previous food industry experience in food product development. The suitable candidate will have a natural ability to interact with students, have a strong desire to encourage students' learning and have a focus on developing research projects. An outgoing and motivating personality is essential together with excellent communication skills.

This position is a contract position for five years and will involve a secondment to Massey University's company in Singapore. We are looking for an applicant that can take up this role in June/July 2021 but we are open to negotiation.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Assoc Prof Kelvin Goh at K.T.Goh@massey.ac.nz or Dr Richard Love R.J.Love@massey.ac.nz

Closing date: 24 June 2021
Reference number: CS_SFAT_707_05/21

APPLY VIA: https://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz/?jati=D419873E-5BA9-8516-B1BD-BF792AD1FC92



Tutor - School of Food and Advanced Technology.  Location - Singapore

We are currently accepting applications from International candidates, however due to border restrictions caused by Covid-19 and the worldwide pandemic, we will only process applications from non NZ Citizens or non NZ Residents who are likely to gain border exemption and an appropriate NZ Work Visa.

Massey University, New Zealand, is internationally recognised for delivering a premier undergraduate degree programme in food technology and has partnered with Singapore Institute of Technology to deliver its gold standard food technology degree programme in Singapore. Massey University is seeking to appoint a Tutor to be based in Singapore with a Postgraduate or Honours qualification in a science or applied science degree e.g. Food Technology/Food Science.

This position is primarily to support Massey University academic staff in the delivery of courses delivered in Singapore. The role includes conducting laboratory classes, marking assignments, day-to-day administration, co-supervision of students and as a mentor to undergraduate students. A background in practical aspects of food science and technology will be beneficial. Industry experience, as well as experience of industrial practices, are essential. Experience in teaching food science and technology courses at the tertiary level will be an advantage.

The suitable candidate will have a natural ability to interact with students and a strong desire to encourage the students' learning. An outgoing and motivating personality is essential together with excellent communication skills.

This position is a contract position for five years and will involve a secondment to Massey University's company in Singapore. We are looking for an applicant that can take up this role in July/August 2021 but we are open to negotiation.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Assoc Prof Kelvin Goh at K.T.Goh@massey.ac.nz or Dr Richard Love R.J.Love@massey.ac.nz

Closing date: 24 June 2021
Reference number: CS_SFAT_656_05/21 

APPLY VIA: https://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz/?jati=3EB1AECA-80C4-87FF-F90F-BF792A855F7C


Technical/Regulatory Affairs Officer - Essence Group. Location: Greenwich, Sydney

The Technical/Regulatory Affairs Officer reports directly to the Essence Head of Quality and is responsible for all Regulatory functionality of Essence Group and related companies. The objective of this role is to ensure that all formulations/products meet regulatory requirements and are accurately documented. The Technical/Regulatory Affairs Officer will also manage the Essence Group Standards Names List and Vendor Assurance Programme.

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To apply for this position please send cover letter and your resume to Wayne.Rides@essencegp.com.au



Quality Assurance Administrator- Carman's. Location: Huntingdale VIC

Carman's has been a delicious labour of love for over 26 years, growing across multiple channels with breakfast and snacking portfolio's in both domestic and international markets.  A great success story, Carman's is a 100% Australian owned business that manufactures all products locally.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic QA Administrator who will play an integral role in supporting the Quality Assurance team.  You will report to the QA Specialist and work closely with each member of the team in executing your role.  You will be results focused with a ‘can do’ attitude and thrive working in a team environment.   

Based in Huntingdale, this position will be responsible for providing support and assisting in the delivery of the overall Carman’s quality program.  To be successful in this role you will have a genuine interest in Quality Assurance and ideally a supporting qualification.

Key to your success in this role will be your ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Core responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Manage all approved supplier programs including updating supplier questionnaires and certification records
  • Manage the internal audit register to ensure audits are conducted in a timely manner
  • Coordinate the retention and sampling process for all Carman’s products
  • Take responsibility for the process of lab testing for microbiological, chemical and ad hoc testing
  • Support the Quality Specialist in the preparation of documentation for the quality team including product specifications.

To be successful in this role ideally you will have: 

  • A relevant tertiary degree in Food Science, or a related discipline
  • A genuine passion to work in the food industry
  • Quality focus with good communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • High degree of competency with Microsoft Office
  • Passion and enthusiasm, with high levels of energy and drive.

In return, we are offering the opportunity to work with people who are committed, passionate and love working for one of Australia’s most successful companies. For more information about Carman’s, go to www.carmanskitchen.com.au

Applications accepted only via Seek  - Quality Assurance Administrator


Mars Wrigley:  Product Developer- R&D. Location: Ballarat, Victoria

Create new and exciting products at the home of Snickers, Maltesers and M&M’s

  • Lots of room to grow and develop, work with new and interesting technologies
    Melbourne or Ballarat based, flexible working arrangements on offer

Are you energised by thinking outside the box and bringing a product to life from its inception through to its production?

Here at Mars Wrigley (MW), we are currently recruiting for a Product Developer to join our high performing and engaged Research and Development (R&D) team. This key role partners cross functional stakeholders to develop long-term product development pipelines for our key brands and collaborates broadly to execute and bring new products to life.

As our Ballarat site continues its site level transformation investing in automation and new machinery, you will have the freedom to create and come up with new ideas and products, working with state of the art, unique and different technologies to support the delivery of the R&D and Business strategy. 

Whilst the role would be based on site in Ballarat, there is flexibility to be located in Melbourne with flexible working arrangements on offer.

What would be your key responsibilities?
•    Translate customer, shopper & consumer insights into viable and feasible product solutions from initial concept to industrialisation
•    Establish a 3+ year pipeline of product solutions for key Brands that leverages global, local and external manufacturing capabilities
•    Monitor product performance to ensure our products meet the expectations of our consumers and comply with regulatory requirements
•    Identify and drive efficiency opportunities in the raw material portfolio to improve product cost structures 

What are we looking for?
•    Product Development experience within the food or consumer goods environment
•    Strong project management capability with the ability to motivate and collaborate with a team of peers
•    Experience working in cross functional project teams and multi-disciplinary R&D teams
•    High drive to achieve results and ability to pick things up quickly 
•    Tertiary qualifications in Science/Food Science, Engineering or related subject areas

This role would suit someone who loves to think differently, enjoys coming up with creative ways to find solutions and gets their energy from collaborating with likeminded forward-thinking people to bring new products to life. 

What can you expect from Mars?
•    Awarded #4 in the Best Places to Work Australia survey for 2020   
•    Opportunity to make a difference with our volunteer and ambassador programs 
•    Genuine focus on your development with access to world class training
•    Join the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints and fruity confections 

About us:
What do MARS®, SNICKERS®, EXTRA®, ECLIPSE®, SKITTLES®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, SCHMACKOS™, ROYAL CANIN®, DOLMIO® and MasterFoods® have in common? They're all made by Mars! We're a family-owned, principle led business that's been making products for people (and the pets they love) for more than 100 years. Together, our 125,000+ Associates around the world are empowered to take action every day towards the world we want tomorrow. Because we know, the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today.

Disclaimer:
Mars Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. As we prefer to manage all sourcing directly, introductions via agency will not be accepted.

Apply via: https://careers.mars.com/au/en/job/1105741/Product-Developer-Mars-Wrigley 

Job ID: 1105741


Connell Australasia - Internal Sales Assistant. Location: Silverwater Sydney 

Connell Australasia is part of a large US based international organisation head quartered in San Francisco that has a strong commitment to the Australasia market. Connell is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific, with over 100 years of industry experience. In our extensive network across 48 locations in 18 countries, big-business resources meet small business agility. With our intimate market knowledge and our creative approach, we provide our business partners with unlimited opportunities to grow their businesses. Connell provides its customers with the highest calibre technical expertise and the most extensive network in Asia. The company’s technical staff offers extensive international business experience and strong knowledge of local markets and cultures.

  • Great opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and growing global organisation
  • Become part of an ethical, values driven company who genuinely cares about their people and the greater communities we live in 
  • An opportunity to work with a well-established, experienced and friendly team

Background to the role:

Due to strong sales growth and a customer centric focus, an opportunity has arisen in our internal sales team. We are currently seeking two suitably experienced individuals to join our internal sales team. Our successful candidates will be responsible for growing company business by identifying opportunities with new and existing customers and guiding those opportunities from concept to commercialisation. These permanent full-time positions will be based out of our modern Silverwater office in Sydney.

Some of your core duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Working with your manager to develop and execute sales plan for target customers
  • Promote company’s products and services to existing and new customers
  • Collaborate with R&D and Procurement teams
  • Meet or exceed sales growth, profitability, project pipeline and other business objectives
  • Maintain customer relationships by making regular calls and email communications and utilising our CRM platform.

Candidate attributes required:

  • Demonstrated previous experience in a similar role (preferably in same or similar industry)
  • Superior skills to build strong and positive relationships with external and internal customers
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
  • An outgoing "can do” attitude, strong problem-solving abilities with a practical approach to work

Working for Connell, you will be paid a competitive salary (and participate in our bonus scheme), gain access to the Connell Academy and career growth opportunities. Technical qualifications (e.g. Bachelor of Business/Science) will be highly regarded but not mandatory.

To learn more about who we are and what we stand for, visit our website via: https://www.connellworld.com/about/purpose-mission-and-values/

Only candidates with permanent work rights within Australia need apply. Agency CVs will not be accepted for this position.

To apply send a cover letter and your resume to adriana.wynn@connellworld.com

At Connell diversity matters, and we practice a culture of inclusivity where employees feel valued, respected, and supported no matter their background. By making everyone and every voice matter, we create an environment where each individual’s strengths are cultivated. Connell employees have an opportunity to be their best-selves and make a meaningful contribution – each and every day – to our customers and suppliers who depend on us, and to our colleagues we work with every day.

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