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Food Technologist

Food Technologist
Auckland, New Zealand



• Parental Leave Cover from Feb 2023 – end May 2024
• Exciting opportunity in product development
• Highly creative and results driven team

About Sanitarium 

At Sanitarium Health Food Company, we are a passionate group of people who believe in the potential of every Kiwi to live well. The potential to be healthy – physically and mentally. The potential to be happy. And we believe this starts with simple, good nutrition because what you feed your body and your mind, changes the way you feel.  That is why everything we do – from the foods we create, to our role in the community and how we care for our staff – is guided by this philosophy. 

About the Role

Sanitarium seeks a creative and technically sound Food Technologist to join our experienced and supportive New Product Development Team to cover parental leave. Our Royal Oak site is the Centre of Excellence for Muesli, Light ’n’ Tasty, Granola and Cluster Crisp brands, with products developed for local and export markets.   There is a very busy product development programme in place, and you will be working on high-profile projects supporting the company’s ongoing strategy.

As an integral part of our team, your key responsibilities will include the following:

Delivery of product development projects, including developing innovative new products, product renovation and process improvements.
Leading product trials and compiling production reports.
Completing raw material reviews, specification completion and risk assessments.
Delivery of procurement-driven, ingredient based and cost-reduction projects.
Support with various projects and trials as required within the team
To be successful in this role, you will need to be a creative problem solver, able to hit the ground running, and demonstrate the following:

Tertiary qualifications in Food Science or Technology
3+ years of involvement in the development of new concepts and products
Strong analytical and critical thinking capability
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to take responsibility and work both autonomously and in a team
A background in food manufacturing would be advantageous.

Please note: flexibility around work hours will be required when trials and production runs are taking place. 

Our Culture 

We are an organisation driven by our mission and values. Hear why our employees love working at The Sanitarium Health Food Company, where people and purpose matter:

Applications close Friday 20 January 2023. However, we will look over applications as they are received and may move forward with suitable applicants before the closing date.    

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.  




Type: Temporary

Category: Science and Technology

Reference ID: SNZ0SANMN000002

Date Posted: 14/12/2022
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