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Quality Officer -  Edlyn Foods.  Melbourne Northern suburbs location - Full time role


Fast growing, recognised Foodservice Manufacturer

About Us:

From humble beginnings in the 1920’s as a cordial and fruit peel manufacturer in inner city Melbourne, Edlyn Foods has grown to become a nationally recognised key supplier to the Foodservice Industry providing Beverage, Bakery, Dessert, Condiment and Culinary preparations to our customers Australia wide.

With manufacturing facilities in Victoria (Epping & Maryborough), Queensland (Gold Coast), South Australia (Lower Light) and multiple sales and distribution offices Nationally, an excellent opportunity now exists for a new full time, Quality Officer to join our business.

This is an opportunity in which we are happy to accept all candidate applications with varying levels of Quality experience. We are happy to dedicate our time to train you to help you gain the experience you require to fulfill this opportunity. So if you have the ground work completed (i.e. – some previous work experience in this area or possess some formal qualifications in this field demonstrating your understanding of what is required in this role), then we are keen to hear from you.

Why we hope you'll love working for us:

  • Real purpose, passion and impact - Your work here really makes a difference as our customers love our passion to serve great food experiences & we are proud of the products we manufacture.
  • An incredible story and history – We’ve been in business since the 1920’s, we know you’ll be proud to link your resume to our background. Are you someone who wants to help us write the future story of Edlyn Foods ?
  • Respectful, connected, energised people - We’re a family owned Company where everyone is here to back each other up. We treat each other as we like to be treated ourselves. We focus on teamwork and getting things done together.
  • A diverse culture of recognition and support: We celebrate who you are and what you do and treat people like people – not numbers. We call it respect.

The Opportunity:

Reporting directly to the Quality Manager, your responsibilities will be wide ranging with some of the main tasks for this role being (but not limited to):

  • Monitoring compliance and facilitating improvements to the SQF/ HACCP / Food Safety program including writing procedures.
  • Formulating the sampling procedures and designs and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Utilisation of production tracking and quality control systems, analysing production, quality control, maintenance, and other operational reports, to detect and resolve production problems.
  • Establish and monitor production standards, examining samples of raw product or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Study operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organizational charts and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities as they relate to quality.
  • Train and demonstrate to the business & staff the quality assurance theory practice, processes and procedures.
  • And much more…….

Who we're looking for:

Ideally coming with a proven track record already gained from an in-house Quality role within the Foodservice, Beverage or FMCG manufacturing industries, to be considered for this opportunity, we are seeking to hear from applicants who therefore possess:

  • Bachelor of Food Science and Technology qualifications.
  • 2+ years’ experience in Quality Assurance gained from career experience specifically within the Food Industry in Australia.
  • Essential experience in SQF, HACCP, Food Safety Management Systems, Internal & External Auditing.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Food microbiology related food safety and quality.
  • High Energy and highly motivated.
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving and decision making.

We are ideally looking for an individual that above everything can demonstrate enthusiasm, an eagerness to learn and a true want to continue their career in this field.

As the Edlyn site is based in the northern suburbs with no immediate access to public transport close and available, access to your own transport for the daily commute to the site, will also be highly beneficial (with plenty of free on-site parking available). All applicants must also be in possession of current and unrestricted valid working rights to work in Australia at the time of their application.

This is a role we are keen to fill ASAP and therefore, we welcome all applications immediately.

Please apply by sending a copy of your most recent resume and a short covering letter outlining your suitability to this position to jobs@edlyn.com.au. All applications will be responded to in a quick & confidential manner.

Applications close 26th September 

Packaging Technologist - Edlyn Foods.  Melbourne Northern suburbs location - Full time role


Fast growing, recognised Foodservice Manufacturer

About Us:

From humble beginnings in the 1920’s as a cordial and fruit peel manufacturer in inner city Melbourne, Edlyn Foods has grown to become a nationally recognised key supplier to the Foodservice Industry providing Beverage, Bakery, Dessert, Condiment and Culinary preparations to our customers Australia wide.

With manufacturing facilities in Victoria (Epping & Maryborough), Queensland (Gold Coast), South Australia (Lower Light) and multiple sales offices and Warehouse/Distribution sites Nationally, an excellent opportunity now exists for a new full time, Packaging Technologist to join our business.

Why we hope you'll love working for us:

  • Real purpose, passion and impact - Your work here really makes a difference as our customers love our passion to serve great food experiences & we are proud of the products we manufacture.
  • An incredible story and history – We’ve been in business since the 1920’s, we know you’ll be proud to link your resume to our background. Are you someone who wants to help us write the future story of Edlyn Foods ?
  • Respectful, connected, energised people - We’re a family owned Company where everyone is here to back each other up. We treat each other as we like to be treated ourselves. We focus on teamwork and getting things done together.
  • A diverse culture of recognition and support: We celebrate who you are and what you do and treat people like people – not numbers. We call it respect.

The Opportunity:

This is a position that would ideally suit an applicant with career aspirations leading towards product design and innovation within a foodservices environment. Reporting directly to the Business Innovation Manager, your responsibilities will be wide ranging and including (but not limited to):

  • Working on packaging projects including packaging improvements, new packaging (from the brief to production trials and commercialisation) and dispensing system designs.
  • Developing projects with a strong sustainability focus (for packaging selection and direction) according to APCO requirements and Edlyn’s sustainability goals
  • Working closely with suppliers to ensure proposed solutions are aligned with Edlyn packaging objectives
  • Prototype and test packaging and dispensing systems across both internal and external testing (functional, user-testing etc)
  • Maintain on-going records of packaging materials, including food related specifications and quality documentation
  • Costing analysis for packaging projects.
  • Working on various Innovation projects in collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Online research (using specific databases), data analysis and preparation of reports and presentations for internal and external meetings.
  • Managing the day-to-day tasks for the internal innovation programs including but not limited to database maintenance, processing ideas and communications.
  • Data entry/updating ERP system related to Innovation department.
  • Graphical design for various projects.
  • General administration jobs related to Innovation projects.

Who we're looking for:

To therefore be considered for this opportunity, we are now seeking to hear from applicants who possess;

  • Bachelor Degree in Packaging, Product Design Engineering, Industrial Design or equivalent.
  • An interest in Innovative design, waste minimisation and environmental issues.
  • A sound technical understanding of packaging in terms of materials, testing, manufacturing (ie: blow moulding, injection moulding, films) and quality assurance processes
  • Graphic design skills (eg: Photoshop and Illustrator) for development of packaging artwork (essential).
  • Experience with Life Cycle Analysis or alternative sustainability assessment methodologies (ideal but not essential)
  • Competence in reading and interpreting technical drawings and documentation.
  • Knowledge of sustainability and impact factors for packaging
  • Strong technical problem-solving ability and excellent attention to detail
  • A passion for food.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word.

We are ideally looking for an individual that above everything can demonstrate enthusiasm, an eagerness to learn and a true want to commence their career in this field, however those who possesses 1-2 years commercial experience working in a similar field will be viewed favourably.

As the Edlyn site is based in the northern suburbs with no immediate access to public transport close and available, access to your own transport for the daily commute to the site, will also be highly beneficial (with plenty of free on-site parking available). All applicants must also be in possession of current and unrestricted valid working rights to work in Australia at the time of their application.

This is a role we are keen to fill ASAP and therefore, we welcome all applications immediately. 

Please apply by sending a copy of your most recent resume and a short covering letter outlining your suitability to this position to jobs@edlyn.com.au. All applications will be responded to in a quick & confidential manner.

Applications close 26th September 

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Lead - VOW Foods


Location: SYDNEY - Full time role

Join our team and help to build the future of food.

About us

Vow is a food company - a very different one. We’re creating real meat products from animal cells instead of the animal itself.

We’re bringing together cutting-edge innovations in science, engineering, culinary and design to make sustainable food that’s both irresistible and available to billions of people worldwide.‍

The role:

Vow is looking for an experienced Food Safety/Quality professional with strong mission alignment and a ‘get stuff done’ attitude. The Food Safety and Quality Lead will be tasked with designing and implementing a safety and quality management system from scratch in a new manufacturing environment. With an upcoming product launch, it will be critical to the success of Vow to maintain the highest levels of product quality and food safety.

The experience you bring:

  • Experience building and implementing online chemical, physical, and biological quality control processes to adhere to fluid/changing regulatory guidelines.
  • A track-record of having delivered on critical programs at ‘light-speed’, ideally in a start-up environment.
  • Experience owning Quality Management in meat processing, dairy or fermentation processes.
  • A strong network of Quality and Food Safety peers and subject matter experts to call on as needed.
  • Comfort working on open-ended problems and creating order from ambiguous situations.
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to implement positive changes to processes and systems.
  • Experience investigating and resolving customer contacts.
  • Experience organising internal and external audits.
  • Experience maintaining documentation compliance, as well as conducting internal trend analysis and reporting.
  • Tertiary Qualifications in food science, dairy technology, microbiology or a related discipline.
  • 7+ years of experience in Food Safety and Quality Assurance roles.

What success looks like:

During your first month you will have successfully scoped out a plan and begun to implement elements of Vow’s Food Safety and Quality system.

Within three months you will have completed the initial implementation of Vow’s Food Safety and Quality system.

You will have developed key processes and workflows that serve to ensure the necessary level of Food Safety and Quality standards are maintained at Vow.

By the end of your first year at Vow you will have helped ensure our first product has been brought to market and that Vow’s Food Safety and Quality system has matured and evolved with feedback and support from the team.

External audits will have been given feedback as being ‘exemplary’ and you will have directly contributed to Vow’s reputation as a high integrity food manufacturer.

For further details and to apply please visit the Vow website here

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