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Listed September 13th 2020
12-month fixed term contract

Mentone, VIC

Simplot Australia Pty Limited (Simplot Australia) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company, a family-owned, multi-national food and agriculture business. Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and select Asia Pacific markets. We have built long term partnerships with Australian farmers and our unique and diverse product portfolio includes vegetable, meals and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia’s major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and quick service restaurant customers. Our portfolio includes some of Australias most trusted and well-known brands including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggos, John West, Chiko, I&J, Chicken Tonight, Five Brothers and Five Tastes.

The role
  • Deliver new products to market and optimise existing packaging formats
  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Based at our head office in Mentone, Vic or negotiable

We have an exciting 12-month fixed term opportunity for a motivated and agile Packaging Technologist to join our Innovation & Growth team.   Ideally based at our head office in Mentone/Moorabbin, during these times of working remotely, the location can be negotiable.

What you will do
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The Packaging Technologist will lead packaging development and improvement projects to successfully deliver new products to market and optimise existing packaging formats.

You will support our manufacturing sites with anything to do with packaging as well as working with our Logistics team for transport packaging pallet stacking requirements.

You will be involved with the New Product Introduction (NPI) process for any new or renovated product packaging as well as involvement with a range of packaging projects including new types of packaging or changes to existing packaging.

Regarding innovation, you will also contribute to our Sustainable Packaging Goals and be an active contributor to operational packaging art-work.

What you will bring
  • A background in the Food / FMCG or Pharmaceutical packaging industries is preferred
  • Project management skills
  • A focus on sustainability
  • Data gathering, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to engage and build effective relationships across multiple stakeholders
Benefits
  • Work with a highly motivated and committed team
  • Work for a successful Australian food manufacturer
  • Large family owned business with an exposure to a global business

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop your career in food packaging within a dynamic and supportive team.

If this sounds like you, please Apply online today.

Applications close Thursday, 24 September 2020

Job Requisition ID: 2265

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office – Melbourne

Country: Australia

 

Simplot Australia is trusted as one of the leading providers of quality, sustainable food for the ever-changing needs of consumers and customers in Australia, New Zealand and chosen Asia Pacific markets. Simplot Australia is family owned by the J.R. Simplot Company, a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. Simplot Australia is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you require technical assistance, please email us at careers.contact@simplot.com.