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Private Label Manager

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:


We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a motivated and agile Marketer to join our Marketing team based at our Mentone head office, as our Private Label Manager. 


Reporting into the Senior Brand Manager - Snacks and working closely with the National Sales Manager – Contracts you will take on a key role in driving the development of a robust retail channel customer brands strategy, that ensures governance & alignment across the business.

What you will do:


As the Private Label Manager you will play an integral role across the categories, developing and executing business plans and product innovation plans to ensure the delivery of profitable customer brand growth.


You will understand the demands of the grocery retail channel and display a high level of initiative, personal drive and motivation. Proven experience in managing multiple projects in a cross functional environment is a must, as are strong strategic planning and organising skills. You will also have excellent communication and innovation management skills. 


Your drive for results will ensure you actively:


  • Develop and launch new products & packaging innovation to market leveraging insights where appropriate
  • Work with the contacts sales team and customers to develop an innovation pipeline that works in synergy with our branded innovation priorities
  • Lead the commercial planning process for Private Label and contract
  • Collaborate across all category teams to develop and align strategy

About you:


The successful candidate will have experience at Brand Manager Level or similar within FMCG. You will have experience in innovation project management, strategic planning and managing A&P budgets, with a degree qualification in Marketing or equivalent. You will already be proficient in the use of insights, creation of presentations and briefs, with specific experience across NPD. You will have strong commercial acumen and be an energetic, enthusiastic and proactive team player.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in FMCG Marketing within a dynamic and supportive team.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online.

Job Requisition ID: 9930 

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