Product Technologist - Barbeque

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 31855 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


To understand our merchandise business, we need to understand our customers. That’s why you’ll find us working across all business units at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Supermarkets is one of the largest teams at Coles, but we’re a close-knit group that come from all over the world. We’re passionate about working at the forefront of merchandising and making sure our customers have quality products at the right price.


About the role

Reporting into the Own Brand Manager, you will drive quality, ensure compliance, and support product innovation of Coles brand products within the Meat & Poultry team. We run an integrated model from paddock to plate so always something new and interesting to work on.


What you'll be doing

As a Product Technologist within the Meat & Poultry team, you will be working with packaged goods; ensuring quality and compliance standards are met – whilst driving product innovation. You will be a custodian of safety, quality, legal compliance, usability, and reputation for Own Brand products.


You'll also:

  • Create value by executing the brand strategy.
  • Land new innovative products, reviewing past product performance and driving commercial outcomes.
  • Deliver supplier accountability and performance in quality and safety.
  • Engage and collaborate strategically with category teams and suppliers.
  • Strategic thinking to instigate and drive change in the Industry.


Good things you'll need

Demonstrated experience working in food production facilities preferably meat focused and/or a FMCG, manufacturing and/or retail environment.


You'll also need:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, or related field.
  • Significant, relevant experience in meat or a particular protein, or related subject.
  • Technical management experience.
  • Understand labelling and ingredient declarations.
  • Maintenance of specifications to ensure data is current, accurate and legal.
  • Proven experience in investigations, audit response and data analysis.
  • Experience working with both international and local suppliers.
  • Strong planning, time management and influencing skills.
  • Stakeholder engagement, prioritisation skills and being able to juggle multiple projects at any one time.
  • The ability to travel within Australia.
  • Integrity in your approach to work.
  • A positive attitude, with a sense of humour. 


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.