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Trainee Designer

Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Mount Maunganui, NZ

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


Taura Natural Ingredients, a subsidiary of IFF, is a Global Leader in functional fruit ingredient manufacture, providing customer specific solutions for some of the top recognised FMCG brands, with world class production facilities in Mount Maunganui and Belgium.
We are seeking a Graduate Research & Development Technologist internally known as an Innovation, Creation and Design Trainee Designer, to join our team working at our Mount Maunganui site and reporting to the Inclusions Manager. This is a full-time permanent position that has key functional relationships with many facets of the business.
Key responsibilities will be to support projects from a technical point of view, from concept to commercialisation for a variety of markets in the Oceania and Greater Asia regions, while also assisting with other Taura markets when required. As a Trainee/Graduate, you will support members of the team with projects rather than lead them yourself.

•    Mount Maunganui location
•    Exciting growing business
•    Full time role

The role will also include the following:
•    Technical contact in conjunction with another technologist for customer led new product development projects including the preparation of specifications, costings & compliance information & conducting trials
•    Technical support to key customers including operations, commercial & external customers
•    Travel from time to time
•    Supporting global innovation projects
•    Identification & supporting the implementation of continuous improvement opportunities
•    Raw material assessments 

Job Requirements


The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

•    Bachelor’s degree – Food Technology or similar
•    1+ years in Product Development/ Research & Development roles within the food industry
•    Creative & able to think outside the box with a passion for food
•    Confidence in interpreting the New Zealand Australia Food Standards Code
•    Proactive & able to drive progress 
•    Excellent written & oral communication skills
•    High level of attention to detail
•    An enthusiastic, flexible team player with a high level of personal integrity


Remuneration will be competitive and includes Southern Cross Healthcare.
Only those applicants successful in an interview will be contacted.
You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.
Please submit your application (including CV) to:
Attn: Inclusions Manager Taura NZ