Senior R&D Technologist - Ingredients Sales Support

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Job Description - Senior R&D Technologist - Ingredients Sales Support

Goodman Fielder is a leading global food company committed to making everyday food better for everyone. We own a host of iconic brands that generations of people have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week including Vogels, Meadow Fresh, Molenberg, Puhoi Valley, Fortune and Edmonds to name a few.

We also supply key ingredients to our customers in food services such as fats / oils, sugar, rice, and flour.We are passionate about our iconic brands and products and strive to be the best place to work in New Zealand.

We are looking for talented and passionate individuals to join our business and be part of our success.Our OpportunityOur Research & Development (R&D) function is at the heart of ensuring we continue to deliver superior quality and nutritious everyday foods to our customers.

We currently have an opportunity for a newly created position of Senior Research & Development Technologist. You will have responsibility for providing technical support and driving sales across Ingredients projects across Goodman Fielder sites, and Goodman Fielder customers.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Working alongside Ingredient Account Managers when conducting customer visits to help understand customer needs, applications and find new sales opportunities.
  • Provide Technical support for our food service, commercial and Industrial Sales teams as the key point of contact within the R&D team.
  • Actively seek ingredient growth opportunities for GF sites and its customers
  • Develop applications to present to customers show casing ingredients performance and use.
  • Support the R&D Baking team with product improvement, NPD, and cost saving projects
  • Manage multiple end-to-end projects from project briefs, plans and timelines through to deliveryAbout YouTo make this role a success, we are looking for an individual who has a strong technical food technology background, ideally with experience in Technical Ingredient Sales.

Some of the skillsets and experiences we are looking for, include :

  • Experience in product development in FMCG (preferably baking)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience in technical sales
  • An ability to lead and manage projects and manage key deadlines
  • Ideally have bread and general baking experience with practical cooking skills.
  • An ability to think strategically and understand growth opportunities for the businessWhat we offerYou will be joining a driven team of professionals who love food, have fun and genuinely enjoy working together, resulting in a highly collaborative environment.

In return for your passion and success, we will reward you with a competitive remuneration package and help you to achieve personal and professional growth and development.

At Goodman Fielder, we aim to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer long-term careers.

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