Research and Development Manager – product development

The Company

Your new company is highly regarded in the food industry and their products are well known and loved globally.

The Role

In this exciting role, you will lead a small team of food technologists, and undertake innovative research and development of new products for clients. Your previous experience in food and liquid manufacturing and your specialization in flavor, will ensure you succeed in creating products from salad dressings and sauces to extruded food products. This is an end to end business role function that will see you client facing from product brief, to sample delivery, cost analysis and upscale manufacturing.

Based North of the city, this is a Full-Time Permanent opportunity. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Key Duties:

* Manage and provide leadership to the R&D team
* Trial existing and new products and report on outcomes
* Create new, provisional recipes in accordance with client briefs
* Ensure customer specifications and legislative requirements have been met
* Finalise product recipe and create a nutritional panel.
* Review and develop upscale manufacturing procedures for new products
* Review costs against budget to ensure within scope
* Attend and prepare reports for monthly Management Meetings



* Experience in end-to- end food product R&D, from concept to up-scale manufacture
* Experience in food liquid (emulsifications) manufacturing
* Demonstrated knowledge of QA and Food Safety principles and legislation.
* Highly attuned palate and specialisation in flavour
* Strong client liaison and relationship management skills.
* Ability to interpret budgets and analyse cost
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
* Excellent customer service delivery
* Strong organisational and operational planning abilities.
* Positive can do attitude and flexible approach to tasks
* Expert knowledge of food technology principles and processes.
* Qualities that will see you succeed in an innovative leadership role


* Tertiary Qualifications in food or science

To Apply

Click ‘APPLY’ online, to submit your CV (word format only), if you feel you meet the above criteria.

Kelly Services is a Fortune 500 company, operating in more than 30 countries and territories worldwide, with 25 years history in Australia and located in every major city nationwide. We deliver staffing solutions across temporary assignments, permanent placements, outsourced recruitment and HR consulting. Our core service lines include Commercial, Industrial, Trades, Engineering, Financial and Scientific resources divisions.

Business Development Manager – Panel & Research Services

Our Client
Renowned for their panel research, customised offering and analytics, our client is in a rapid growth phase. After significant investment in technology and creating market leading solutions, they are now focussing on getting the new message to market.

The Role
This is a newly created role that will see you reporting to the General Manager of Customer Experience. The role has three primary components to focus on – manage and meet sales targets; scope out client requirements and provide creatively compelling proposals; develop and foster long term relationships by establishing yourself as a “trusted advisor” to customers.

The Responsibilities
You will be a pro-active and commercially-savvy person who is able to build, develop and influence exisiting and potential customers. With polished and professional communication skills, you will enjoy face to face presentations and working closely with both inte
al and exte
al stakeholders.

We will be considering candidates with the following criteria for this role:-

– a well-established network of industry contacts (media agencies, market research or end client)
– at least 5 years relevant business experience, preferably client facing though supplier side will be considered
– the ability to establish relationships through conducting pre-sales meetings and presentations
– work with the wider team to design and scope solutions and products to meet client objectives

The Rewards
The role is offering a base salary of $75,000 plus superannuation plus a quarterly bonus (uncapped). CBD location.