Product Development Manager

Provide leadership and manage the Product Development programme for Brownes Dairy. This includes ensuring all new product launches meet marketing and sales plans and are delivered on time to quality expectations.THE COMPANYBrownes Dairy is Australia’s oldest dairy company, established in 1886, with our head office located in WA.  Brownes offers a diverse portfolio of award-winning fresh dairy products including milk, cream, yoghurt, flavoured milk, juice and desserts.In addition to our rich heritage, Brownes Dairy is a finalist in the 2019 World Dairy Innovation awards and named as one of the country’s most innovative companies as part of the Australian Financial Review’s 2019 BOSS annual awards, the only dairy company to make the list.About youWe are looking for a passionate and innovative person to lead our innovation team in Balcatta, Perth.  An energetic self-starter, who is personable, results driven and wants to succeed with an entrepreneurial mindset.You will have a positive can-do attitude, the ability to self-manage and work with multiple priorities, strong relationship management, exceptional planning, organization and communication skills, with a results driven passion.A qualification in Food Science or related discipline would be required.  Experience in Dairy product development is preferred; especially in Yoghurt , Cheese, and Fresh Milk.ABOUT THE ROLEIn this role you would be accountable for but not limited to the following:Product Development (New Product Development and Production Renovation):Work with range of internal stakeholders such as marketing, sales, finance and operations, to ensure product development projects can be delivered to market in line with business requirements and time lines.Keeping abreast of food market trends, new ingredients, new packaging technologies and processing technologies to ensure competitive advantage.Lead & manage multiple Product Development projects through Gating Process efficiently from concept to commercialisation.Prepare project timelines, validation reports, correctives actions report (CAR), trial reports and other various technical reports as part of product development process.Regulatory & Quality Compliance & SystemsEnsure product specification, processing, labelling are correct and compliant with current legislation both Australian and International for Export products.Maintain technical expertise in various legislation and requirements such as FSANZ, Food Act, National Trade Measurement, Export Control Orders, Sustainable Packaging Guidelines, Container Deposit Scheme and International Food Import Requirements.Lead and manage product development requirements in various audits such as BRC, WQA, Aldi, Coles, Halal, DAWR, and HACCP.HAACP, Food Safety & Quality Management System and OHS team member.Production & ProcurementProvide technical resource for various projects related to shelf life improvements, quality improvements, process optimisation and cost saving initiatives related to product, packaging and process across business.Contributing to the development of our environmental sustainability plan and monitoring progress.Provide technical resource when commissioning new equipment.Budget ManagementManage product development recipe costings and trial costings.Manage Product Development Overheads Budget.Work with Finance on R&D tax claims.Team Leadership & CoachingCreate a diverse and inclusive value-based work environment that attracts and creates opportunities for the team to improve and excel.Three direct reports.What we offerOn offer to the successful candidate would be the opportunity to work right where all the action is, alongside our manufacturing and supportive leadership team, you would be the driving force to take  our business forward with exciting, new and innovative product development.Brownes has a proven track record for taking new product development to market leading positions, working with a passionate Marketing and  Innovation team who have created some exciting award winning products, backed by a results driven sales team.A competitive salary, mobile phone, plenty of free onsite parking and the opportunity to play an integral part in Australia’s oldest established award winning dairy company.If you are a person that will create a diverse and inclusive value-based work environment that attracts and creates opportunities for the team to improve and excel, we would love to hear from you. All applications will be treated with the utmost confidence. Applications from agencies will not be accepted at this time. 90000 AUD Australia - WA Perth Northern Suburbs & Joondalup Balcatta 6021

Product Development Manager

Provide leadership and manage the Product Development programme for Brownes Dairy. This includes ensuring all new product launches meet marketing and sales plans and are delivered on time to quality expectations.

THE COMPANY

Brownes Dairy is Australia’s oldest dairy company, established in 1886, with our head office located in WA.  

Brownes offers a diverse portfolio of award-winning fresh dairy products including milk, cream, yoghurt, flavoured milk, juice and desserts.

In addition to our rich heritage, Brownes Dairy is a finalist in the 2019 World Dairy Innovation awards and named as one of the country’s most innovative companies as part of the Australian Financial Review’s 2019 BOSS annual awards, the only dairy company to make the list.

About you

We are looking for a passionate and innovative person to lead our innovation team in Balcatta, Perth.  An energetic self-starter, who is personable, results driven and wants to succeed with an entrepreneurial mindset.

You will have a positive can-do attitude, the ability to self-manage and work with multiple priorities, strong relationship management, exceptional planning, organization and communication skills, with a results driven passion.

A qualification in Food Science or related discipline would be required.  Experience in Dairy product development is preferred; especially in Yoghurt , Cheese, and Fresh Milk.

ABOUT THE ROLE

In this role you would be accountable for but not limited to the following:

Product Development (New Product Development and Production Renovation):

  • Work with range of internal stakeholders such as marketing, sales, finance and operations, to ensure product development projects can be delivered to market in line with business requirements and time lines.
  • Keeping abreast of food market trends, new ingredients, new packaging technologies and processing technologies to ensure competitive advantage.
  • Lead & manage multiple Product Development projects through Gating Process efficiently from concept to commercialisation.
  • Prepare project timelines, validation reports, correctives actions report (CAR), trial reports and other various technical reports as part of product development process.

Regulatory & Quality Compliance & Systems

  • Ensure product specification, processing, labelling are correct and compliant with current legislation both Australian and International for Export products.
  • Maintain technical expertise in various legislation and requirements such as FSANZ, Food Act, National Trade Measurement, Export Control Orders, Sustainable Packaging Guidelines, Container Deposit Scheme and International Food Import Requirements.
  • Lead and manage product development requirements in various audits such as BRC, WQA, Aldi, Coles, Halal, DAWR, and HACCP.
  • HAACP, Food Safety & Quality Management System and OHS team member.

Production & Procurement

  • Provide technical resource for various projects related to shelf life improvements, quality improvements, process optimisation and cost saving initiatives related to product, packaging and process across business.
  • Contributing to the development of our environmental sustainability plan and monitoring progress.
  • Provide technical resource when commissioning new equipment.

Budget Management

  • Manage product development recipe costings and trial costings.
  • Manage Product Development Overheads Budget.
  • Work with Finance on R&D tax claims.

Team Leadership & Coaching

  • Create a diverse and inclusive value-based work environment that attracts and creates opportunities for the team to improve and excel.
  • Three direct reports.

What we offer

On offer to the successful candidate would be the opportunity to work right where all the action is, alongside our manufacturing and supportive leadership team, you would be the driving force to take  our business forward with exciting, new and innovative product development.

Brownes has a proven track record for taking new product development to market leading positions, working with a passionate Marketing and  Innovation team who have created some exciting award winning products, backed by a results driven sales team.

A competitive salary, mobile phone, plenty of free onsite parking and the opportunity to play an integral part in Australia’s oldest established award winning dairy company.

If you are a person that will create a diverse and inclusive value-based work environment that attracts and creates opportunities for the team to improve and excel, we would love to hear from you.

 

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidence.

Applications from agencies will not be accepted at this time.