Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and wholesome food brands enjoyed in Australia and around the world. Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with a turnover in excess of $1.5 billion, and over 2000 employees is made possible by our values and outward looking perspective. If you believe in building a Great Australian Food Company, you are curious and creative, and invested in the success and growth of others as much as your own, then you might be the one we are looking for! With a strong regional focus and dedication to community, we are proud of our heritage which continues to build outstanding opportunities for people to develop and thrive.
Bega’s Nutritionals Business Unit is looking for a Technical Manager eager for a new opportunity. This dynamic high performing team is responsible for the manufacturing and sales of infant formula and life-stage nutritional powders to the domestic and international markets.
You will be responsible for facilitating the New Product Development process, ensuring that critical timelines are met, specifications and quality attribute documents are written and approved, and the product is launched on time and to specification.
You will set the quality standard for our products and act as our SME on nutritional manufacturing, formulations and process control, while maintaining the technical aspects of the supply chain are controlled and in accordance with our factory performance expectations. The Technical Manager is also responsible for the coordination of activities to resolve issues/or identify areas of focus that will result in improved product and process performance.
This opportunity is based at the Koroit site, one of Bega’s two premier nutritional sites that manufacture life stage powders. Koroit is also home to Bega’s new Lactoferrin plant – a speciality protein used in specialised applications including pharmaceutical cosmetics and infant formulas. The town of Koroit is in western Victoria, a few kilometres north of the Princes Highway and 18 kilometres north-west of Warrnambool. It is located amidst rolling green pastures on the north rim of Tower Hill. Relocation may be available for the incoming applicant.
To be successful in this role
We look for potential, not only performance. To be successful you will be open about your strengths and weaknesses and prepared to challenge yourself. We value diversity of thinking, experiences and perspectives and listening.
The successful incumbent will have:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications
- Previous management experience ideally in nutritional powder manufacturing/ FMCG environment
- Sound understanding of formulation specifications and NPD testing and operating procedures
- Develop solutions to technical challenges and identifying opportunities to expand or develop new product offerings
- Support the establishment & implementation of quality and continuous improvement activities
- Strong skills in communicating technical information to technical and non-technical audiences
- Ability to work in a small team, and independently, with limited direction
Bega provides a competitive salary, certified training opportunities, fun culture and a supportive team environment.
We want to learn about you. Apply online via www.begacheese.com.au/careers/currentvacancies with a cover letter as the first page of your resume describing your strengths and how you might apply them in this role. The position description is available for download when you click through to apply.
Any queries regarding this position may be sent to [email protected] but all applications must be made online via the Bega website.
Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the application close date.
We accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia.