Morrinsville Waikato

Product Development Technologist - Fixed Term

About Ingham’s

Ingham’s proudly employs approximately 1300 people in all aspects of poultry production across New Zealand. We are a fully integrated farming, poultry processing business, focused on quality and safety. At Ingham’s we are continually striving for business excellence and great customer service, whilst maintaining the traditional Ingham’s values.

*This is a fixed term role for 12-14 months*

As a Product Development Technologist, your role will be involved in managing product development projects from concept through to commercialisation. You will be the first port of call regarding product specification management which will see you execute product specifications updates as required to ensure ongoing accuracy and compliance.  This is an exciting role that is at the forefront of new and delicious products  for Ingham’s and our customers. Not only that, but you will be responsible for fine tuning and improving on our already well loved products. Other responsibilities include;

  • Generate company specifications and technical documentation to ensure compliance with NZ Legislation and customer requirements as well as to support production and sales activities.
  • Conduct annual reviews of product specifications to ensure they are current and relevant.
  • Obtain, review, update and upload the specifications of packaging and raw materials.
  • Maintain Product Development databases including ingredients and allergens.
  • Liaise with key customer’s, Sales and Production teams to enable new product costings and samples to be supplied as required.
  • Ensure new product costings are generated in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Help initiate and develop concepts and innovation ideas to support the company growth in all business areas, particularly those identified as key business priority.
  • Help identify areas of improvement on product and production processes and actively engage with relevant areas to review and discuss.

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • 3 years’ previous experience in a Product Compliance or Quality role
  • Previous experience in FMCG preferred
  • A Food Technology or Food Science tertiary qualification
  • Understanding of VITAL systems, Sphere, PIFS and GS1
  • Sound computer skills and ability to show initiative
  • A good understanding of FSANZ and other food regulatory requirements
  • A strong ability to build interpersonal relationships
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as within a team
  • The ability to be adaptable and flexible 


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • You will be a part of a well-recognised Australasian company moving from strength to strength
  • You will be joining a motivated and driven team
  • You will receive discounts as part of the Ingham’s staff benefits programs
  • Superannuation available

With us you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that delivers great experiences for our customers and consumer’s. You will form part of our hard working and high performing teams, in an organisation that offer stability and care.

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