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Senior Product Technologist

Coles - Hawthorn East, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial
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Coles Supermarkets Hawthorn East

Requisition ID 9179

Employment Type Full time

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.

To understand our merchandising, we need to understand our customers. That’s why you’ll find us working across all business units at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Supermarkets is one of the largest teams at Coles, but we’re a close-knit group that come from all over the world. We’re passionate about working at the forefront of merchandising and making sure our customers have quality products at the right price.

About The Role

As a Senior Product Technologist at Coles, you will drive quality whilst supporting product innovation. Working with a diverse supplier base, you will develop and implement world-class supplier quality management programs.

What You'll Be Doing

Working across a broad group of categories within the Frozen product area, you will ensure emerging trends and opportunities are identified and incorporated into category development plans.

You'll also

  • Drive customer satisfaction and reinforce the Coles Brand promise.
  • Collaborate with our suppliers and National Category Management teams to drive innovative quality and availability programs.
  • Ensure that company legal, safety and quality standards are met.
  • Manage complex categories.
  • Lead and develop 1-2 direct reports.
  • Deliver the technical plan with emphasis on innovation, COGs, quality, customer complaints, brand standards & supplier performance.
  • Support the development of suppliers, in training Coles technical requirements.

Good things you'll need

This position will suit an experienced Product Technologist, with skills across a variety of Food groups, for example; Seafood, Vegetables, Dairy and Ready-to-Eat products. You will also have experience as a people leader.

You’ll also need
  • Tertiary Qualification in food science or related discipline.
  • Hands on factory experience, within frozen product categories.
  • Experience in a technical role within a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in product development, manufacturing processes and supplier management.
  • Experience developing suppliers and process within the supplier base.
  • Knowledge of safety and quality management systems.
  • Experience in developing and implementing product improvement processes.
  • Experience developing category technical innovation plans.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems and standards.
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.

Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

For Everyone Who Shares Our Passion

We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.

Hawthorn East, VIC

Manufacturing & Industrial


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