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Date: 24-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program
  • Bonus incentives
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program - Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

About our Role


  • Exciting Role to join our Nutrition team
  • Champion new product innovation ideas
  • Provide nutrition input for growth opportunities


We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Nutritionist to join our dynamic team, based at our Head Office in Mentone. Reporting into the Nutrition Lead you will provide input and assist the implementation of the Simplot Nutrition and Health strategy to drive growth opportunities for Simplot branded food products. 


You will provide Health and Nutrition trends and insights in a meaningful way to influence and challenge key stakeholders to make informed decisions aligned with business strategy. 

What will you do


  • Provide input and assist the implementation of the Simplot Australia Nutrition and Health (Nourish) strategy to drive growth opportunities for Simplot branded food products.  
  • Provide Health and Nutrition trends and insights in a meaningful way to influence and challenge key stakeholders to make informed decisions aligned with business strategy.  
  • Champion new product innovation and provides nutrition input for growth opportunities linked to consumer and customer needs, aligned with the business strategy and nutritional frameworks.
  • Represent Simplot as SME for Nutrition to promote, inform and engage the broader community in Health and Nutrition. 
  • Support business wide communication & engagement strategy.
  • Input to updates and education to customers, consumers and employees on the nutrition credentials of Simplot strategy, products and health and wellbeing.
  • Ensures health and nutrition decisions and communications are based on solid scientific evidence.
  • Drive commercially orientated health and nutrition messages relevant to product portfolio to drive sales opportunities.
  • Take a balanced risk approach to develop and implement compliance and regulatory requirements,
  • Helps develop and support key activities to enhance Simplot’s leadership positioning in Health and Nutrition within the community.
  • Is a go-to expert for nutrition for new product development and Commercial category teams.

About you


  • Proven experience within the food industry (desirable)
  • Professional accreditation as a Nutritionist or Dietitian
  • Commercial Acumen – You will be interested and experienced in customer centric solutions for innovation and growth
  • Ability to learn new technologies and communicate food related topics
  • Experience in product development and innovation –  Nutrition and technical guidance 
  • Exposure to brand and marketing communications 
  • Exposure to / experience in project management
  • Working knowledge of FSANZ food regulations for nutrition & health claims


To be successful in this role, you will hold a professional accreditation, as a Nutritionist or Dietitian, preferably with experience in a similar role. With a growth mindset, you will inspire and contribute innovative ideas and solutions with experience in product development and innovation, nutrition and technical guidance. This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute your professional experience to a leading product line, gaining exposure to Simplot's innovative approaches.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now! Applications close on 15th July 2022.

Job Requisition ID: 9929 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at