Research & Development – Business Partner LEAD – Food (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Leading Food Manufacturer based in Regional Victoria
  • R&D Leader role suited to innovative Food Technologist
  • Professional, friendly and supportive work environment



Our client is a well-known and highly respected Food Manufacturer. They are part of a global, diversified international group employing over 100,000 employees worldwide. With clarity on future direction and clearly defined values, our client is one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers.



The main purpose of the role is to ‘business partner’ Operations through support, insight and recommendation at their Regional Victorian manufacturing facility. This position of a  Technical Business Partner Lead (TBPL) will lead the smallgoods and salami division and reports directly to the Technical Manager. As a TBPL you will be responsible for the following:

  • Using scientific principles and structured problem solving techniques you will identify root cause and resolve product or processing issues
  • ‘Right first time’ implementation of an agreed portfolio of new products into the plant, modification to existing or alternative raw materials
  • Ensure compliance to site Change Management processes and procedures
  • Projects are adequately assessed at project commencement and the necessary trial regime implemented to ensure ‘right first time’ implementation
  • Projects are delivered within agreed timeframes
  • Leveraging own ideas and those gleaned from external networks, actively seek to bring to the business new and exciting innovations for consideration for commercialisation
  • Identify and implement cost savings initiatives ensuring product quality is either maintained or improved in the process
  • Provide technical expertise for interdepartmental projects
  • Leverage, establish and build external partnerships to help drive product innovation to enable business growth.
  • Drive and model leadership style behaviours that support a safety culture at all times
  • Ensure all changes implemented (new product introduction, etc.) are risk assessed to ensure the risks are understood and managed accordingly



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

  • Degree qualified or Diploma in Food Technology or  other scientific discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Food Manufacturing or related industries
  • Experience in meat processing or related industries highly regarded
  • Project Management experience is highly desirable
  • Structured approach and process driven
  • Innovative thinker
  • Ability to identify and implement ‘value adding’ systems
  • Understanding of change management practices
  • Strong ability to build rapport and effective working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills



To have a confidential discussion about this role, please call Daniele on 0434 746 361 OR Peter on 0413 602 758. Alternatively, during business hours our office number is 03 9516 0100.

To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button below and send your resume with a covering letter addressing the above criteria to CS Executive Group.

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We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates.  Please note, if you are not contacted within three weeks, you are not successful on this occasion.