Customer Service & Technical Sales – Food Testing Laboratory (12-Month Contract) (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Excellent Opportunity for a Microbiologist to Join a Highly Regarded Testing Laboratory in a Sales Capacity
  • Modern Laboratory Facilities Furnished with State-of-the-Art Analytical Equipment
  • Twelve-Month Fixed-Term Contract in a Friendly and Supportive Work Environment



Our client is part of a successful and growing multinational company specialising in food testing. Based near Melbourne’s CBD, they have been operating for 70 years and their core testing capabilities for food products are composition, microbiology, allergens and pesticide residue analysis.

Their accredited laboratories are modern and, for those who wish to drive to work, there is plenty of on-site parking. This company’s competitive advantage is their consistency in providing sophisticated analytical services using their state-of-the-art analytical equipment.



This is a full-time position under the terms of a fixed-term contact for 12 months, which will require the successful candidate to work standard hours from Monday to Friday. During the contract’s tenure there are standard annual and personal leave entitlements, which includes paid public holidays.

The role requires someone with the technical knowledge to maintain existing relationships with our client’s key accounts and also contact prospective customers to improve the sales funnel for its food testing services. The primary focus for new business will be to increase the number of samples being submitted to the Food Chemistry and Microbiology sections.

The ideal candidate will have a Microbiology background, preferably with experience in a sales position and/or interacting with customers. Our client requires you to have a current driver licence and, as visiting customers is part of the job, possess your own car. Reimbursement of mileage accrued for business-related travel will be at the rate of 66 c/km.

For further information on this role, please call or SMS Daniel on 0415 573 220.



To be shortlisted for this position you shall address the following  selection criteria: –

  • Tertiary qualifications with a major in science, ideally microbiology
  • Previous food testing experience, particularly as a microbiologist, will be viewed favourably
  • Prior experience in a sales and/or business development role is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time management skills
  • Process driven and yet responsive to adapting to the needs of customers and the business, as required
  • Results orientated with the drive needed to seek out then win new business
  • Ability to work independently and function effectively as part of a team
  • Must possess good reading, writing, and listening skills
  • Must hold a current full Victorian driver licence and have a reliable well-maintained vehicle
  • Computer literate and be familiar with MS Word and Excel software

NOTE: Full working rights in Australia are required to be considered for this opportunity



To have a confidential discussion about this role and establish how well you address the above selection criteria, please call or SMS Daniel on 0415 573 220. Alternatively, during office hours, you may call the Melbourne office on 03 9516 0100.

Once you are ready to apply, please click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group. Remember to tailor your resume to address all of the selection criteria and preferably all documents submitted should be uploaded in MS Word format (i.e., .doc or .docx).




CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role.

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only individuals being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted. However, if you’re unsuccessful on this occasion, each resume submitted for this role will be added to our Talent Pool database and so you might be contacted by us for another role in the future.