Product Management Technologist - Hokitika
Westland Milk Products
Hokitika, NZ
2d ago

Westland Milk Products enjoys an international reputation and embodies the West Coast spirit in all that it does. It's taken some good old-fashioned hard work to get where we are, and our committed team are a huge part of our ongoing success.

We are looking for a Product Management Technologist to join our Hokitika site for an 8-month maternity cover contract. This role will provide technological and application expertise on products under assigned groups - Nutrition & Specialty / Commodity, and manage all technological opportunities and issues related to these commercial products - including customer support, product optimisation, complaints and non-conformances, impacts of changing regulations and compliance aspects, etc.

The Product Management Technologist will have a deep understanding of how the products are made, stored, transported and used by end customers and consumers, along with an appreciation of competitor products and competing manufacturers.

This role supports a wide range of internal departments across Westland Milk Products and will build a close on-going relationship with our customers.

Ideal candidates will possess : -

  • Sound knowledge of general food technology and food processing, especially relating to dairy products, supported by a tertiary qualification in Food Technology / Engineering / Science, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Infant Formula manufacture and / or application of Dairy product manufacture
  • Knowledge of food packaging and environmental / handling (supply chain) effects on product quality
  • Knowledge of international regulations concerning dairy products.
  • Understanding of food quality systems, compliance aspects and product testing.
  • Ability to think logically and critically.
  • An innovative and flexible approach to life and work.
  • Highly effective communication and team skills.
  • A commitment to quality and a customer focus.
  • The ability to work in a small close-knit environment and cross-functional teams.
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others across all parts of the business to achieve agreed goals.
  • We are looking for someone who takes a proactive and innovative approach to their work, are self-motivated with an analytical and logical way of thinking.

    If you have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, solid MS Office suite skills and a good level of technical ability, then this is the role for you.

    We will offer a competitive salary, fantastic development opportunities, health, and other insurances and a workplace you are proud to say you are a part of!!!

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