NPD Technologist – Food and Beverage (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Rare Opportunity to join an NPD team working across multiple emerging Categories
  • Situated at the Global Technology Centre, within Melbourne’s Headquarters
  • Ignite your Career in New Tastes and Big Ideas – Real Innovation



Our client has grown rapidly being an early adopter of consumer trends, particularly healthy eating and drinking. They have a significant National presence, with distribution across all Australian States/Territories and New Zealand, through both Food Service and Retail Channels. In recent times they have also embarked on global expansion across several countries which further contributes to this rapid expansion.

Due to this adventurous innovative culture, it is a fun environment and it is casual Friday every day. Don’t be fooled though, the pace is express and they work extremely hard. They work closely with their Co-manufacturers to produce healthy and better-for-you food and beverages, using authentic ingredients.



This role will suit an experienced and creative Food Technologist who has a flexible mind-set whilst being able to execute product launches through managing the development process. Initially the category within your remit will be plant based milk alternative.

Reporting to the Innovation Manager, you will be working cross functionally with other colleagues within the business and with third party manufacturers to ensure projects are managed successfully, and innovative great tasting and nutritious products are launched.



A true team player, the ideal candidate will be a demonstrably passionate foodie and meet the following criteria:

  • A tertiary qualification in Food Technology or similar discipline
  • Three+ years working as an NPD Food Technologist in a fast-paced environment and desirably with intimate Dairy knowledge.
  • A diligent, hardworking individual with a strong work ethic who can champion tasks and projects to completion
  • Flexibility to deal with a change in priorities at short notice including the ability to switch tasks rapidly
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to constructively interact and collaborate with others in the team
  • Be optimistic and resilient, whilst willing to take on activities outside core role
  • Knowledge of FSANZ, Retailer Quality Systems and Food Safety



To have an initial discussion about this role in absolute confidence, please call our Head Office on 03 9516 0100.

In your communications relating to this position, kindly cite the job reference: NPDTECH0219

To apply, click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume to CS Executive Group. Remember to include a brief covering letter to address the above requirements.

Only candidates being considered for shortlisting for presentation to our client will be sent the formal selection criteria to address in more detail, which is part of CS Executive Group’s pre-screening process.



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 on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, please note your details will be added to our Talent Pool database. All this means is that in future you might be contacted by one of our team of recruiters for other suitable roles.