Technical Manager – Food Industry (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Excellent opportunity for an experienced Manager to join a well known national Company
  • Secure your future with a Company that continuous to experience growth
  • Friendly and motivated team of professionals within a supportive environment



Our client is a well known national company that prides itself on being the leader in food safety, risk management and innovation. Due to growth, they are currently looking for an experienced Manager to lead their laboratory in Brisbane and to support the local BDM team by providing expert advice and trouble shooting capabilities.



Due to growth, a new position has been created for an experienced leader with a microbiological background to take on the role of Technical Manager within the Microbiology Department.

The successful candidate will be the key technical expert on food safety matters and risk management for Queensland. You will liaise between internal sales and technical experts as well as clients and suppliers.

It is preferred that you will have food manufacturing experience and an excellent working knowledge of general testing requirements including new/alternative methodologies/choice of methodologies. An understanding of the Food Act and Regulations including pending changes is very important to the role as is demonstrated understanding of laboratory operations, quality systems & standards.



As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing support and technical advice to the internal sales team regarding complex client queries and concerns in regards to Microbiological testing
  • Conducting, troubleshooting and interpretations of microbiological results
  • Providing education and advice regarding testing and new methodologies
  • Liaising closely with suppliers to remain aware of new technologies
  • Maintaining a high level of industry awareness through conferences and journals



To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Qualifications in Science, preferably Microbiology or similar
  • More than 5 years of experience in a managerial position
  • At least 10 years’ experience within a Microbiological Laboratory (with the majority in food)
  • Excellent understanding of the Food Act and Regulations
  • Experience in a Food Manufacturing environment would be advantageous to this role and highly regarded
  • Understanding of Lean Laboratory principles
  • Knowledge and experience of NATA requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in the reporting of pathogens
  • Exceptional interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Ability to multitask and deal with multiple projects and priorities
  • Excellent project management skills and accountability



If you are ready to move into an exciting and rewarding role with we would like to hear from you! To have a private and confidential discussion about this position, please call our Brisbane office on 07 3303 8774 or our Head Office on 03 9516 0100 and ask for Helen, Emily or Richard. After hours you can call 0438 620 434.

To apply, please send your Resume along with a Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria to CS Executive Group by using the “APPLY” button below. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you are unsuccessful in this role, unless you advise us otherwise, your CV will remain on our database to be considered for future positions.



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, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other roles