Product Development Engineer – Health, Wellness & Consumer Goods (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Exciting Role Working in a Successful Company
  • Great Opportunity to Prove Yourself and Make a Difference
  • Early Career Professionals Welcome to Apply



Our client is an established Consumer Goods company operating in a variety of markets including the growing health, wellness, personal care and other household items sectors. With a heritage of operating in Australia for well over a Century, the company has operations in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, whilst locally operates out of offices in both Melbourne and Sydney.  Being mindful of any impact on the environment, this Company has been a signatory on the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) and it’s predecessor for over a decade and continues to progress on its Action Plan.



As part of the APC Action Plan, this role will commence initially as a contract position for between 6-9 months, with a potential for extension &/or a permanent opportunity. It is based ideally in the Melbourne office supporting the business in sourcing products predominately from Asia including China, to support Category Brand objectives of becoming increasingly Eco-friendly and sustainable.

Reporting to the Research & Development Director, you will be working alongside the R&D team to design new products that fit the brand guidelines, and specifically ensure that the impact on the environment is considered, with a view of improving key measure consistent with the Action Plan. As the successful candidate, you will be initially focussed on one sector of the business, including the sourcing and evaluation of new materials available to augment the existing range.



To be successful in your application you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Scientific or Technical tertiary qualification in Material Science and Engineering, or similar
  • Demonstrable experience in project management, including timelines, quality, cost and issues resolution
  • High level of self-motivation, critical thinking and problem-solving capability
  • Ability to exercise individual judgement and initiative with high learning agility
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task.
  • Proven ability to work cross-culturally with additional language skills such as Mandarin would be a distinct advantage.



To discuss this excellent opportunity please call our team on 03 9516 0100. To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.



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