Development Technologist

Farrow Jamieson

Enjoy the challenge of creating and modifying winning flavours, liaising with highly talented colleagues and customers' R&D teams

  • Join small high performing team focused on flavour ingredient NPD
  • Applying food technology skills and experience in research-based projects
  • Interfacing with diverse stakeholders provides freshness and challenge
About the Company
Tatua Co-Operative Dairy Company has an enviable reputation as a successful, globally recognised manufacturer of specialised dairy ingredients and food products.  Tatua’s success is driven by rapid response to customers’ requirements through collaborative product development and customised solutions.  Its commitment, innovation, agility and product quality has led to enduring long-term customer relationships. 
Tatua is committed to setting and achieving high goals and standards as it continues to export specialist products to more than 60 countries.  Tatua’ success is strongly linked to the skills and dedication of its 370 staff.  There are several management opportunities that have arisen in Tatua’s marketing team caused from new roles being created, internal promotion and natural attrition. 
About the role
Reporting to the Business and Product Development Manager - Flavours, the person will be developing and modifying flavour ingredient formulations.  It combines both intellectual grunt with hands on tests carried out in the pilot plant, linked to:
  • Product design through the creation and modification of winning flavours
  • Early and late stage product development linked with commercialisation
  • Operating in an open team environment
  • Technical support and problem solving through a hands-on approach evaluating and resolving issues on the pathway from pilot plant to factory full-scale testing and manufacturing
This is a wonderful opportunity to advance your career in an innovative solution seeking environment with a highly respected brand and positive team culture.
About you
Key Skills required:
  • Preferably flavour industry experience with strong ability to taste and discriminate sensory properties of products
  • Exposure to enzyme modification technology is an advantage
  • A Food Technology, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering degree
  • Mathematical and analytical problem solving skills to be able to test ideas and scale up solutions
  • Inter-personal skills to build positive relationships with a diverse range of internal and external customers
  • A contributor who enjoys showing initiative, taking responsibility, sharing ideas and adding to the energy and acumen of the high performing team
Based at Tatuanui near Morrinsville, it is easy commuting distance from several Waikato rural towns as well as Hamilton City. 
On offer is an attractive salary package, positive professional team environment and opportunity for career advancement with a leading global supplier of specialised flavour ingredients.
To take the next step, please call Gordon Duncan (+64 9 9159141) or press the APPLY now button.