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Quality Produce International - Buy West Eat Best

Food Safety Compliance Officer - Location - Canning Vale WA

We are Quality Produce International

We are passionate about the storage and distribution of high quality, safe fresh produce.

Located in Market City, Canning Vale WA, we have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated food technologist to join the quality assurance team on a fulltime basis.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Advocate and encourage a supportive and positive food safety and quality culture.
  • Maintain, review and update the Food Safety and Quality Management System inclusive of HACCP Plan and prerequisite programs.  
  • Ensure all verification activities are routinely conducted and produce sampling plans are adhered.
  • Interpret laboratory test results and communicate to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with approved suppliers to ensure compliance to produce specifications and requirements for approved supplier currency. 
  • Support dedicated employee training program through induction of new team members and monitor ongoing compliance to GHP and GMP. 
  • Contribute to the product development process with focus on labelling compliance.
  • Investigate system deviations and nonconformances with ensuing corrective action and root cause analysis.
  • Engage in crisis management to support continuous improvement.
  • Schedule and Chair HACCP Team meetings with progressive leadership.
  • Actively participate in maintaining accredited compliance through the internal and external auditing framework.
  • Maintain professional development and awareness of changes to legislation, GFSI standards, industry regulations and customer requirements.
Competency and Experience
  • Degree qualification in Food Science and Technology or related discipline is essential.
  • 2 - 4 years experience in an agricultural or FMCG business is preferable.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Food Act 2008, FSANZ Food Standards Code and GFSI standards including SQF and Freshcare.
  • Competent in HACCP validation requirements, implementation, and system verification, with knowledge of the Codex Alimentarius.    
  • Experience with both national and international retail supply chains is desirable, with understanding of specific standards such as HARPS.  
  • Basic understanding of Occupational Health and Safety principles.
  • High level computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and integration of ecommerce applications. 

Skills and Attributes

  • Be positive. Be ready. Be engaged.
  • Uphold attention to detail with agility and dedication.
  • Be personable and reliable in a fast-paced environment, working both independently and collaboratively with the QA Manager.
  • Strong and adaptable communication skills that facilitate a cohesive environment and support horizontal linkage to achieve common goals. 

The successful applicant will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package negotiated based upon experience, with the opportunity to join an innovative, progressive, and reliable working environment.

You must have your own mode of transport and an Australian driver’s license. 

If you are ambitious, motivated and passionate about food safety, quality and fresh produce, please APPLY today.

Please apply via this link at Seek

SENIOR SCIENTIST.  Location - Auckland NZ

Who are we?

Thirsty work happens every day at Frucor Suntory – we are the distributor of some of New Zealand and Australia's most popular beverage brands after all.

We are committed to leading positive change in the trans-Tasman beverage market, protecting resources and nurturing communities. With approx 1,000 employees across New Zealand and Australia and part of a larger network of approx 40,000 employees within leading global beverage and food company Suntory, we are guided by the shared philosophy ‘in harmony with people and nature’ to ensure corporate responsibility and sustainability.

We make, market and distribute a range of fruit juices, fruit drinks, energy drinks, waters and soft drinks, many of which are household names throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our brands include the iconic ‘V’ energy drink, Fresh Up, Just Juice, h2go, Mizone, NZ Natural, Pepsi Max and Suntory BOSS Coffee.

The Challenge – Should you choose to accept it…

Based in our offices in Auckland, you will be reporting to the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager and working closely with members of the RD&I team, your role will be to identify what the science and technical needs might be relevant for the future portfolio, and then designing the programmes to investigate and deliver.

In this role, you will be well connected into the the landscape of research that is relevant to our business, with strong connections with universities, the wider Suntory network and other potential partners. You will work closely with Regulatory Affairs where new materials or products require it, leading or working on projects and training Product Development in new technology being brought into Frucor.

Working with Suntory, you will actively scout and put ideas forward for the future portfolio plans or the annual proactives presentation.

Where do you fit in?

Here at Frucor Suntory, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and like to have fun but we don’t shy away from a challenge, and neither should you. A lot of what we look for is how you would align with our values ‘Together’, ‘Go For It‘ and ‘Make a Difference’.

To enable you to hit the ground running, we’re looking for someone who brings:

  • PhD in Nutrition, Chemistry, Food Science or related area – this is essential to the role
  • Experience in Product Development
  • Creative and innovative mindset with a passion for food
  • Strong communication Skills
  • Strong connections with Academia
  • Beverage development experience is desirable

What is in it for you?

We offer a competitive base salary, flexible working hours, being based in modern offices with free onsite parking and complimentary fridges full of our great beverages onsite to keep you hydrated while you’re working!

Working at Frucor Suntory isn't a job, it's a career. We support our people to be their best, and our learning and development opportunities are hard to beat. We share ideas, knowledge and expertise wherever we can to ensure our employees can flourish.

We’re incredibly proud of our vibrant culture and our people, which makes Frucor Suntory a great place, and we’re honoured to be recognised as a winner of the HRD NZ Employer of Choice Awards for 2020.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a great team and use their skills to influence our staff and customers.  You will receive a high level of support to learn new skills and enhance your personal development.

At Frucor Suntory, we recognise that all life experiences equate to innovation. We welcome people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, ages, life stages, all sexualities and all genders to apply to join the Frucor family. We are 100% proud of our people. We empower each other to go for it and make a difference. Come and work with us! Different together, we play and win as one team.

How do I apply?

If you’re passionate about your career and seek a high growth environment, a strong team culture, career advancement and the opportunity to make a real difference to the company’s on-going success, then this is the role for you!

Keen to join our team? Apply by submitting your CV & cover letter before end of day Sunday 1 August through our Careers page:

Please note that final applicants will need to undergo a Ministry of Justice security check & a pre-employment drug test.

The University of Melbourne - Course Seeker

Lecturer in Food/Pharmaceutical Process Engineering - School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Location - Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, we are globally engaged; comprehensive; research-intensive; and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

About the Department of Chemical Engineering

We are a large Department with approximately 25 teaching and research staff, 30 full time research staff and around 90 PhD students.

Academic staff have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific society, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Industry Engagement is a key focus, and we carry out research projects based on deep collaborations with government and business and work with organisations that provide internship opportunities for our students. You'll find smart people, big problems, and plenty of chances to create a real difference in the world!

About the role:

As an aspiring leader in Chemical Engineering, this position will deliver teaching into graduate and undergraduate programs as well as build a world class, independent and well-funded research program in a field consistent with the department’s research domains. The Lecturer will collaborate with key stakeholders internally within the department and the school and more broadly through external key industry and government agencies.

For this position we are looking for a candidate with a strong research profile that would enhance our Food and Pharmaceutical processing research domain. This could be in either of the following fields:

  • Food Engineering, including Industrial food processing 
  • Pharmaceutical processing 
About You:

Naturally you will be capable of demonstrating your prior record of achievement in the following:

  • degree in chemical engineering or a related discipline 
  • PhD in engineering, applied science or a cognate discipline 
  • track record of quality research in either food and/or pharmaceutical engineering, as evidenced by research publications in leading journals and conferences 
  • demonstrated record of achieving the highest levels of scholarship in engineering and/or industrial processing research relative to opportunity
  • leading a research program in fundamental and/or applied areas with clear links to industrial challenges 
  • teaching effectively across a broad range of subjects, including the capacity to develop and deliver high quality seminars, lectures and workshops with a focus on the student experience as well as contribute to other teaching activities 
  • excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • building networks with industry partners and other researchers, both local and international working as part of a team. 
  • working both independently and as part of a team in a professional and collegial manner, and to build rapport with all levels of staff within a diverse work environment 
Additionally, it would be desirable (but not necessary) if you if you also had experience in relation to any of the following:
  • track record of engagement with industry and/or government 
  • applying for, and securing, awards engagement with the community or media in the context of research or scholarship 

You will be supported to pursue achievement in all four pillars of an academic career:

  • Research 
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Engagement 
  • Service and Leadership 

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development, and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented. If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you.

Apply via:

Online applications are preferred. Go to, select the relevant option (‘Current Opportunities’ or ‘Jobs available to current staff’), then find the position by title or number.

Position no. 0053436

Contact for enquires only: 

Professor Amanda Ellis


Senior Dietitian - Nutrition Marketing, Sanitarium, Central Coast NSW 

  • Great company and culture
  • Australian FMCG
  • Iconic and locally driven brands
  • A commitment to health and nutrition
  • Engagement with R&D for new products and/or product renovation
  • Engagement with marketing on nutrition content and messaging that is evidence-based
  • Development of scientifically substantiated nutrition messages for brand communications
  • Reviewing nutrition-based web content and articles for the public
  • Planning and execution of Health Care Professional programs – as needed
  • Liaison with Regulatory teams for product compliance
  • Scanning the literature for new insights and opportunities and nutrition trends
  • Represent Sanitarium as needed at professional forums and if required, in the media
  • Responding to food and nutrition related enquiries from consumers and health professionals

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics, with membership or eligibility for membership of Dietitians Australia (DA) and Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status
  • Experience working with food regulations in Australia/ New Zealand
  • Extensive experience in the food industry
  • Great communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Positive attitude, enthusiastic outlook, and a growth mindset.

We are an organisation driven by our mission and values.  If you share our passion for what we do, our products and can respect our Christian based principles then this is a great opportunity for you.

To apply, visit the application link (

Applications close 4th August.

Contact: Shane Landon 0412238823

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Technologist – Position at Mars

At Mars, we believe that ‘The world we want tomorrow, starts with how we do business today’.

This exciting new role has been created within our Scientific & Regulatory Affairs function on a one-year contract to support our Marketing R&D (Products and Packaging) and Supply Chain teams to ensure all food standards and regulatory requirements are adhered to. This position can be located in either our Melbourne, Ballarat or Sydney office. 

As the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA) Technologist, you will report to the SRA Program Lead to ensure all Mars Wrigley products and associated formulation and packaging claims fully comply with relevant regulations and standards. This is a great opportunity to utilise your experience from a quality assurance (QA), specifications or new product development (NPD) background to take the next career step and to be coached and mentored by a highly regarded leader in the industry. 

What would be your key responsibilities?                          

  • Review and advise on product formulation and labelling from raw materials through to artwork according to regulations, Mars corporate standards and conventions, across various Mars Wrigley products.
  • Deliver input across Mars Global projects to reflect local standards and food regulations. 
  • Continuous improvement of SRA processes and metrics, supporting global and regional SRA teams.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in Food Science/Technology, or other Science and Engineering discipline. 
  • Working knowledge of the ANZ Food Standards Code. Ideally experience in a regulatory role within   the Food industry but QA, NPD or Specs history would also be considered. 
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • A genuine drive and ambition to develop your current knowledge and skills.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a change from an R&D/QA/Specs background into regulatory or someone seeking their entry into the food sector. Perhaps you come from a pharmaceutical or chemicals industry? If so, we would love to hear from you.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Awarded #4 in the Best Places to Work Australia survey for 2020.
  • Enjoy a great culture ensuring that the world of tomorrow will have even more smiles.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow with continued support throughout your career.
  • Join the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections.

About us:
What do MARS®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, DOLMIO®, MASTERFOODS ® and ROYAL CANIN® 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 that people love) for more than 100 years. For more information visit 

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

Apply via:

Job ID: 1230841

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 or Dr Richard Love

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


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 or Dr Richard Love

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


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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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

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.

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: 

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:

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

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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