Technical Manager

Location: Leeton, New South Wales
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
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 the technical commercialisation of NPD and new equipment into the manufacturing facilities - linking R&D, Engineering and Manufacturing. You will lead projects that improve existing processes, enhance performance, and deliver consistency with food safety and quality assurance. The ability to work closely with co-manufacturers, materials, and ingredient suppliers essential.

Other key responsibilities include

  • Accountability for NPD projects including trialling new materials and packaging
  • Lead the investigation of specialised customer/ consumer complaints to determine root cause
  • Process troubleshooting to change the manufacturing culture to one encapsulating a lean mindset
  • Safety assessment of all new lines and driving corrective actions for the whole of production

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 in development and implementation of programs into manufacturing processes
  • Experience in the food industry plant environment with a solid understanding of microbiology and food chemistry as applied to manufacturing environments
  • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail, collaborative approach, and strategic thinking


  • Work with a highly engaged leadership team - locally and globally
  • A highly attractive salary package with relocation package available
  • Based in regional NSW - Leeton

How to Apply

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