Food Technologist

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Science & Technology


Your Impact

The Food Technologist will be responsible for the development of NPD projects – including new innovation, flavour rotations, line extensions and reformulations across both alcohol and non-alcohol portfolios. The role interacts with Marketing, Commercial, Finance, Supply Chain and Science & Technology teams, to bring NPD projects to market.


Key responsibilities


  • Develop product formulations that meet or exceed commercial targets, consumer taste expectation and company quality standards.
  • Conduct product shelf life assessment, through taste evaluations to ensure the product meets brand/ consumer taste expectations across the product shelf life.
  • Actively contribute to the Stage and Gate process with consideration of: commercial requirements and timelines, ingredient cost and availability, risk management and mitigation, manufacturing capabilities and company quality standards.
  • Manage all technical data and ensure accurate capture in SAP and Technical Data Management systems.
  • Pro-actively ensure all formulation and artwork is assessed for compliance to Australian and New Zealand Food Standards, as well as Asahi Beverage standards.
  • Trial and implement production of new formulations into the Asahi Beverages manufacturing network.


About You


  • Degree qualifications in Food Science, Chemistry or Engineering
  • Prior NPD and product development experience within a food or beverage manufacturing industry is preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of ingredients and optimising product formulation
  • Sound understanding of NPD and stage and gate processes
  • Creative flair and innovative mindset
  • Good communication and stakeholder engagement capability

Why Asahi Beverages?

Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand with a rich and varied history. Comprising some of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved brands, the company’s Regional Hub is based in Melbourne with four Business Divisions - Asahi Premium Beverages, Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly Schweppes Australia) and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in Australia; and Asahi Beverages NZ and The Better Drinks Co. in New Zealand. There’s always a great deal going on and opportunities abound for those ready to take them! 


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