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Senior Scientist

  • LocationAuckland, Auckland - New Zealand
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 17 days ago
    Never published
  • Food Technologist
  • Research and Development Scientist
  • Job no: 6YQXR
  • Provide scientific expert advice bringing your skills and expertise to an established beverage manufacturing business
  • Become an integral part of our established RD&I team
  • Fixed term maternity leave cover in a great company, working with a great team, enjoying great products

Who are we?

Thirsty work happens every day at Frucor Suntory – we are the distributor of some of New Zealand and Australia's most popular beverage brands after all. 

We are committed to leading positive change in the trans-Tasman beverage market, protecting resources and nurturing communities. With approx 1,000 employees across New Zealand and Australia and part of a larger network of approx 40,000 employees within leading global beverage and food company Suntory, we are guided by the shared philosophy ‘in harmony with people and nature’ to ensure corporate responsibility and sustainability. 

We make, market and distribute a range of fruit juices, fruit drinks, energy drinks, waters and soft drinks, many of which are household names throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our brands include the iconic ‘V’ energy drink, Fresh Up, Just Juice, h2go, Mizone, NZ Natural, Pepsi Max and Suntory BOSS Coffee. 

The Challenge – Should you choose to accept it…

Reporting to the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager and working closely with members of the RD&I team, your role will be to identify what the science and technical needs might be relevant for the future portfolio, and then designing the programmes to investigate and deliver. 

In this role, you will be well connected into the the landscape of research that is relevant to our business, with strong connections with universities, the wider Suntory network and other potential partners. You will work closely with Regulatory Affairs where new materials or products require it, leading or working on projects and training Product Development in new technology being brought into Frucor. 

Working with Suntory, you will actively scout and put ideas forward for the future portfolio plans or the annual proactives presentation. 

Where do you fit in?

Here at Frucor Suntory, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and like to have fun but we don’t shy away from a challenge, and neither should you. A lot of what we look for is how you would align with our values ‘Together’, ‘Go For It‘ and ‘Make a Difference’. 

To enable you to hit the ground running, we’re looking for someone who brings:

  • PhD in Nutrition, Chemistry, Food Science or related area – this is essential to the role
  • Experience in Product Development
  • Creative and innovative mindset with a passion for food
  • Strong communication Skills
  • Strong connections with Academia
  • Beverage development experience is desirable

What is in it for you?

We offer a competitive base salary, flexible working hours, being based in modern offices with free onsite parking and complimentary fridges full of our great beverages onsite to keep you hydrated while you’re working! 

Working at Frucor Suntory isn't a job, it's a career. We support our people to be their best, and our learning and development opportunities are hard to beat. We share ideas, knowledge and expertise wherever we can to ensure our employees can flourish. 

We’re incredibly proud of our vibrant culture and our people, which makes Frucor Suntory a great place, and we’re honoured to be recognised as a winner of the HRD NZ Employer of Choice Awards for 2020. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a great team and use their skills to influence our staff and customers. You will receive a high level of support to learn new skills and enhance your personal development. 

At Frucor Suntory, we recognise that all life experiences equate to innovation. We welcome people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, ages, life stages, all sexualities and all genders to apply to join the Frucor family. We are 100% proud of our people. We empower each other to go for it and make a difference. Come and work with us! Different together, we play and win as one team.  

How do I apply?

If you’re passionate about your career and seek a high growth environment, a strong team culture, career advancement and the opportunity to make a real difference to the company’s on-going success, then this is the role for you! 

Keen to join our team? Click apply to submit your CV & cover letter before end of day Sunday 1 August

Please note that final applicants will need to undergo a Ministry of Justice security check & a pre-employment drug test. 

Attention Recruitment Agencies: Frucor Suntory has a Direct Sourcing model and at this point in time we will not require any recruitment agency support for this role. 

  • Closed 17 days ago - 31 Aug 2021