Senior Manager, R&D

Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: 10% Bonus
Contact: Sandy Tuckwell

About the Company

Our client is a significant player in both the domestic and global food markets, with leading brands in Australia, USA, Middle East and SE Asia. They are a true believer in sustainability and biodiversity, and innovation.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a technical R&D team within a fast paced, dynamic environment. You will be totally responsible for delivering NPD projects and technical development with 3rd party co-manufacturers, and materials and ingredient suppliers.

Other key responsibilities include

  • Accountability for NPD projects including formulations, testing, and validation
  • Driving major projects, forward planning, and meeting critical business timelines
  • Providing supervision and leadership of RA function, and maintaining regulatory compliance standards
  • Providing technical input on HACCP and Food Safety, and technical specifications

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science and/or Engineering
  • The ability to bring ideas to the table and know "What Good Looks Like"
  • Min 8 years' experience within a diverse range of large commercial manufacturing environments
  • Sound understanding of Food Packaging, Labelling and Food Safety
  • Collaborative, strategic leadership style with open communication and a sense of fun


  • Work with a highly engaged leadership team - locally and globally
  • A highly attractive salary package with excellent benefits
  • This role does require 30% domestic and international travel

How to Apply

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please call Sandy Tuckwell on 0413 133 255 for a confidential discussion.