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Product Development Technologist, Food, Mars, Wodonga VIC, Australia

Product Development Technologist, Food, Mars, Wodonga VIC, Australia
Posted on: 5/26/2023

Product Development Technologist, Food, Mars, Wodonga VIC, Australia

A note to candidates re COVID-19:

The care of our 125,000 Mars Associates is at the center of how we are running our business during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Keeping our Associates safe & preventing the spread of the virus is of the upmost importance for us.  This includes candidates applying and interested in working for Mars.  While we have open jobs available, the health, safety & wellbeing of all involved is our top priority, and we are taking action & guidance from leading health authorities & local governments. As a result, our application & recruitment processes have been adapted to be conducted virtually.  Develop products and conduct trials at factory level for evaluation
True Product Development role with an inspiring and committed R&D team
Permanent full time role, based onsite Wodonga + onsite canteen & health centre
Mars Pet Nutrition in Wodonga manufacture iconic brands such as WHISKAS®, PEDIGREE®, OPTIMUM®, ADVANCE®, DINE® and MY DOG®.  
Here at Mars Petcare, we have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Product Development & Deployment PDD Technologist to join the team based in Wodonga.
This role is integral to the team and requires someone with a passion for developing great products that deliver on consumer expectations.

This is a true Product Development role with an inspiring and committed R&D team.  
This is a role where you can use your food science, nutrition, formulation and technical knowledge in helping produce some of Australia’s best-known high quality Petcare products.

What would be your key responsibilities?

Identify and communicate innovation opportunities based on internal and external insights
Work closely with marketing and insights teams locally and with affiliate markets to define and design innovative product that meet consumer expectations 
Develop products and conduct trials at factory level for evaluation
Support factory trials to demonstrate production capability and solve potential issues
Drive continuous improvements in product performance against internal and external requirements
Provide product design expertise to support and resolve product quality, food safety issues or customer enquiries

What are we looking for?

Degree qualified in Food Science/Technology/Nutrition, Engineering, Biology or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in product development preferably within FMCG industry
A good understanding of food ingredients and functionality, food manufacturing, food testing methods and scientific methodology is desirable
Strong knowledge of food processing and packaging technology developments
This role will require you to work within cross functional teams to ensure the delivery of objectives.  
Communication, problem solving, and effective project & time management skills will be critical to your success.

What can you expect from Mars?

Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Internal applicants: This role has been graded as a T1B position.
Applications close: Sunday 11th of June, 2023
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

About Mars:

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL® and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™ and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 130,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.


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