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Position Title: Scientist Product Development 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Ballarat 

Requisition ID: 18486 



We are passionate about food. Particularly potatoes, pizza and prepared meals. But we’re even more passionate about our People!


We’re looking for a passionate Food Scientist to join our team. We’re looking for an energetic individual who will assist in executing the launch of new product developments. This role will work through the New Product Development (NPD) process, from developing new products through preparation of raw ingredients to developing and launching new product concepts.


About the role

  • Work in a cross-functional environment, and with our customer and supplier network, to establish technical requirements and opportunities.
  • Lead the technical execution of projects through preparation and/or lab analysis of raw ingredients, new products concepts, product enhancements and cost reductions
  • Ensure our pack labels are accurate and compliant
  • Provide technical and/or scientific recommendations as required to ensure that products consistently meet McCain branding positions
  • Coordinate production trials, sensory evaluation and collation of trial data
  • Be active in product benchmarking, quality improvement and technical trends and identification of continuous improvement opportunities.


About you

  • You are passionate about food and driven to delighting consumers
  • Possess a Bachelor Degree in Food Technology / Science
  • Have some experience with product development and demonstrated knowledge of stage gate principles
  • Have good knowledge of the food safety, quality and regulatory environment
  • Demonstrate a strong team ethic and foster relationships with key stakeholders
  • Communicate effectively with the ability to influence key stakeholders


If you want to be a part of an energetic and supportive environment and are inspired by the prospect of being a part of something bigger, look no further! Apply Now!



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Research & Development      
Division: Global Research and Development 
Department: ​R and D ANZ ​
Location(s): AU - Australia : Victoria : Ballarat 

Company: McCain Foods (Aust) Pty. 

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