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Product Development Technologist

  • Seeking PD Technologist for dynamic FMCG team
  • Stay abreast of industry trends to bring on point products to market
  • 12 to 14 month parental leave cover – based in Waitoa, Morrinsville

Are you passionate about creating new and delicious food products? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? Join this knowledgeable team as a Product Development Technologist and play a vital role in managing product development projects from concept to commercialization.

This position is a 12 – 14 month Parental Leave cover contract, based in the beautiful outdoor activity hub of Waitoa (Morrinsville area).

We are looking for a talented individual who can fine-tune and enhance the existing product range of a market leading poultry business.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and develop concepts and innovation ideas to support the company’s growth.
  • Collaborate with key customers, Sales, and Production teams to facilitate new product costings and sample development.
  • Identify areas of improvement in product and production processes and engage with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation, standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain Product Development databases, including ingredients and allergens.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience bringing new food products to market or a passion to develop in this area.
  • A Food Technology or Food Science tertiary qualification (or similar).
  • A creative mindset and willingness to bring new ideas to the table
  • Good understanding of FSANZ and other food regulatory requirements.


  • Salary that will genuinely reflect your skills and experience
  • Based in Morrninsville – there is an option to work from the South Auckland plant for more experienced candidates
  • Flexible working hours and work from home 2 days per week once trained.

How to apply

Click APPLY NOW or contact Belinda 09 200 3121 during office hours.

To apply for this vacancy you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.

Scitex specialises in permanent, contract and temporary recruitment – and has done since 1987. We are here to engineer better Mondays. We love connecting talented people with great work opportunities in workplaces where you can thrive and make a meaningful difference. 

Profession: Science & Biotechnology
Location: Waikato
Work Type: Permanent

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