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PDD Technologist - Wet





Here at Mars Petcare, we have an amazing opportunity to join our highly collaborative Research & Development (R&D) team based in Wodonga.  This brilliant Product Development Technician role is integral to the team which is why you will be required to have a passion for developing great products that deliver on consumer expectations.  Be part of a committed R&D team and assist with producing Australia’s best-known high quality Petcare product such as PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, OPTIMUM®, CRAVE® and MY DOG®.   


With direct support from your Line Manager this role will have a heavy focus on designing and implementing new, safe, fit for purpose, quality products that meet consumer needs, whilst enhancing brand performance and deliver compelling consumer value in a timely manner.  


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a dedicated R&D team, build your technical knowledge and capabilities whilst gaining a broader understanding of the product and packaging process.


What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop and or Deploy final product design in line with best practice by undertaking trials, developing accurate recipes, confirming product performance (palatability, digestibility, nutritional analysis), agreeing and documenting SQS and MPI on time, to budget before launch. R&D representative on project team with support from Product Portfolio manager. Implement final recipe design in factory.
  • Ensure all intellectual property developed is protected and all product claims are validated.
  • Develop and or Deploy concepts that deliver consumer attributes and iterate their design with consumers as part of the NPD implementation to ensure that new products deliver key quality attributes that add value for the consumer. 


What are we looking for?

  • Degree qualified in Science / Engineering 
  • Industry experience, with specific regards to FMCG
  • Ability to build great relationships with a variety of stakeholders and have first class communication skills
  • A good level of understanding on product design, food safety design and understanding product specifications is essential


This role will require you to work within cross functional teams to ensure the delivery of objectives and would be a great opportunity for someone to learn more about the R&D space. This is an exciting time in the Petcare segment and there is no better time to join the Mars Family and start your journey today!

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Awarded #4 in the Best Places to Work Australia survey for 2020   
  • Global health and wellbeing program to support work-life balance
  • Have a real impact on creating a better world for pets, a world where they’re healthy, happy, and welcome
  • Opportunities to learn and grow with continued support throughout your career


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