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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 www.carmanskitchen.com.au

Applications accepted only via Seek  - Quality Assurance Administrator



Department of Water, Agriculture and the Environment - SENIOR AUDITOR ROLES

About the opportunity

There are six opportunities across the country for a Senior Auditor within the Department of Water, Agriculture and the Environment. The job descriptions are the same but the location varies around the country. Positions are currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. Please click on the State Location below to apply.

  • Diverse range of audit work across commodities in various areas of Australia
  • Professional Development
  • Work with a highly skilled team
  • Salary range: $82,500 - $93,670

The role of the Senior Auditor is to undertake audits across commodities and functions against the relevant
criteria, to build strong industry compliance. The Senior Auditor will also coach and mentor other auditors
within the parameters of the Auditor Management Framework (AMF) and provide technical input and support
to management. The role may include overseas, interstate or intrastate travel, and all audit competencies and
other training requirements will need to be maintained to audit high risk or complex functions.

As a Senior Auditor, you will:

  • lead, supervise or perform audits in accordance with operational policy, procedures and standards and provide feedback on operational or technical issues
  • ensure accurate and timely record keeping is maintained to meet guidelines and client service standards
  • effectively communicate, liaise, negotiate with and respond to internal and external stakeholders and clients, including government agencies and industry parties, to achieve desired outcomes
  • provide accurate and reliable strategic, operational and technical advice on operational issues and participate in the investigation and resolution of significant and/or complex operational issues and incidents, providing timely and accurate feedback on the outcomes
  • mentor and coach other auditors as required across commodities and functions, in preparation for competency assessment, and to support best practice
  • build and maintain productive working relationships within the department, with clients and across industry
  • commit to and lead business improvement initiatives, demonstrating a positive attitude towards change
  • contribute to and drive team culture by displaying professionalism, integrity and respect whilst being innovative and sharing your knowledge.

The merit pool established through this selection process, which is valid for a period of twelve months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette, may also be used to fill future ongoing vacancies where the duties are of a similar nature.

Flexible employment arrangements are available with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Apply via: https://www.awe.gov.au/about/jobs/apply and select current job vacancies

Job Ref: 2021/1278

Closing Date: 13th May, 2021

Position Descriptions by State:

SYDNEY: SENIOR AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

MELBOURNE: SENIOR AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

PERTH: SENIOR AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment CANBERRA: SENIOR AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

ADELAIDE: SENIOR AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

BRISBANE: SENIOR AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment



Department of Water, Agriculture and the Environment - AUDITOR ROLES

About the opportunity

There are six opportunities across the country for an Auditor within the Department of Water, Agriculture and the Environment. The job descriptions are the same but the location varies around the country. Positions are currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. Please click on the State Location below to apply.

Diverse range of audit work across commodities in various areas of Australia

  • Professional Development
  • Work with a highly skilled team
  • Salary range: $73,299 - $80,410

The role of the Auditor is to undertake audits across commodities and functions against the relevant criteria, to build strong industry compliance. The role will work within the parameters of the Auditor Management Framework (AMF) with the possibility of overseas, interstate or intrastate travel. All audit competencies and other training requirements will need to be maintained.

Under general direction, the Auditor will:

  • lead and/or conduct audits, assessing risk against relevant legislation, criteria and guidelines
  • ensure accurate and timely record keeping is maintained to meet guidelines and client service standards
  • work as part of a team and support staff in learning and development opportunities to improve audit skills
  • communicate, liaise and negotiate with and respond to internal and external stakeholders and clients, including government agencies and industry parties, to achieve desired outcomes
  • build and maintain productive working relationships within the department, with clients and across industry
  • commit to and lead business improvement initiatives, demonstrating a positive attitude towards change
  • contribute to team culture by displaying professionalism, integrity and respect whilst being innovative and sharing your knowledge.

The merit pool established through this selection process, which is valid for a period of twelve months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette, may also be used to fill future ongoing vacancies where the duties are of a similar nature.

Flexible employment arrangements are available with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Apply via: https://www.awe.gov.au/about/jobs/apply and select current job vacancies

Job Ref: 2021/1273

Closing Date: 13th May, 2021

Position Descriptions by State:

SYDNEY: AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

MELBOURNE: AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

PERTH:  AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

CANBERRA: AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

ADELAIDE: AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

BRISBANE: AUDITOR – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment


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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