We are Lactalis Australia
We are owned by the Lactalis Group, the world’s largest producer of dairy goods. With a range of more than 2,000 products, Lactalis is committed to playing a daily role in the health and well-being of consumers throughout the world, via the provision of nutritious dairy products—milk, cheese, yoghurt and other soft foods and beverages.
At the heart of our business locally, we have over 2,700 passionate employees, working closely and constructively with some 500 Australian farmers to produce the finest dairy products in the country.
Pillar brands such as Pauls, Oak, Ice Break, Tamar Valley Dairy, Vaalia, President and Galbani provide Lactalis Australia with a deep national footprint for growth and prosperity.
We are a growing global company that takes great pride in who we are. We are humble, proud and resilient. Our brands, people and know how define who we are.
We provide a workplace that delivers the opportunity to drive your development, and believe that true success comes from us.
Collaboration, flexibility and diversity are pillars of our environment. With knowledge and experience we encourage you to make a difference!
About this Opportunity
We are seeking a Head of Research & Development (R&D) for our Australian division. As the R&D Manager, you will be responsible for the overall management of the R&D function ensuring that Lactalis meets their objectives for researching and developing new products/technologies for new and existing products. You will lead and develop high performing R&D Team Leaders and their teams in respect to innovation, packaging, regulatory and legislative compliance to Food & Packaging Standards. The role is based in Lidcombe.
Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Developing, Implementing and Achieving the R&D budget;
- Overseeing all product launch developments and project teams;
- Being an integral member of the Industrial Leadership Team (ILT)
- Leading continuous improvement initiatives
- Managing product & process innovation from group best practices and determining the right level of resource.
- Complying with Good Manufacturing Practices and Safety at all times
- A direct link to our French Group R&D Team to ensure quality and consistency of processes
The successful candidate will have at least 10 years’ R&D experience in a senior leadership role with extensive industrial experience in a manufacturing/food processing company within the FMCG industry. You will have exemplary communication skills (written/verbal) and relevant tertiary qualifications. Strong coaching, management and leadership skills with a strong knowledge of food safety and food principles. This role is best suited to a highly organised and motivated individual who has excellent strategic and analytical skills and is committed to providing exceptional leadership.
In return we offer an exciting career challenge for you to make an immediate impact, competitive salary package and a team orientated, fast paced work environment committed to succeeding.
If you have the ambition, drive and competency to succeed in this role please submit your application, including current resume by selecting 'Apply' and following the prompts.
All candidates must have full working rights within Australia
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