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Product Developer - Mars WrigleyMars
• Create new and exciting products at the home of Snickers, Maltesers and M&M's • Lots of room to grow and develop, work with new and interesting technologies • Melbourne or Ballarat based, flexible working arrangements on offer Are you energised by thinking outside the box and bringing a product to life from its inception through to its production? Here at Mars Wrigley (MW), we are currently recruiting for a Product Developer to join our high performing and engaged Research and Development (R&D) team. This key role partners cross functional stakeholders to develop long-term product development pipelines for our key brands and collaborates broadly to execute and bring new products to life. As our Ballarat site continues its site level transformation investing in automation and new machinery, you will have the freedom to create and come up with new ideas and products, working with state of the art, unique and different technologies to support the delivery of the R&D and Business strategy.
Whilst the role would be based on site in Ballarat, there is flexibility to be located in Melbourne with flexible working arrangements on offer. What would be your key responsibilities? • Translate customer, shopper & consumer insights into viable and feasible product solutions from initial concept to industrialisation • Establish a 3 year pipeline of product solutions for key Brands that leverages global, local and external manufacturing capabilities • Monitor product performance to ensure our products meet the expectations of our consumers and comply with regulatory requirements • Identify and drive efficiency opportunities in the raw material portfolio to improve product cost structures What are we looking for? • Product Development experience within the food or consumer goods environment • Strong project management capability with the ability to motivate and collaborate with a team of peers • Experience working in cross functional project teams and multi-disciplinary R&D teams • High drive to achieve results and ability to pick things up quickly • Tertiary qualifications in Science/Food Science, Engineering or related subject areas This role would suit someone who loves to think differently, enjoys coming up with creative ways to find solutions and gets their energy from collaborating with likeminded forward-thinking people to bring new products to life. What can you expect from Mars? • Awarded 4 in the Best Places to Work Australia survey for 2020 • Opportunity to make a difference with our volunteer and ambassador programs • Genuine focus on your development with access to world class training • Join the world's leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints and fruity confections.