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Sensory Co-ordinator

Date: 25-Jul-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


  • Accelerate your career in our Sensory team, working within a supporting team environment
  • Reporting directly into the Sensory Science Team Leader
  • Manage the organisation and administration of in-house and external sensory & consumer science fieldwork and databases

What will you do


  • Comprehensive administration support to our Sensory & Consumer Science team including all aspects of research fieldwork
  • Management of the Sensory Research Brief system, calendar and databases
  • Manage and facilitate the setup of pre-sensory planning meetings, sensory tests, technical evaluations and consumer focus groups
  • Liaise with Culinary Technicians to ensure fieldwork is adequately resourced and executed and inventory is managed
  • Maintain accurate and compliant technical and data information in accordance with SAPL record keeping policy and procedures
  • Work with team to develop and expand our external Product Review Club
  • Ensure compliance with OH&S requirements
  • Proactively identify, build and leverage, internal and external partnerships using an open innovation approach
  • Create a strong,  interactive and open working relationships with the Culinary and Insights teams
  • Develop excellent working relationships with other Simplot staff and proactively liaise/communicate cross-functionally
  • Communication and escalation of project progress/issues to sponsors and other stakeholders i.e. project milestones, road blocks

About you


  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Preferably some experience in administration/databases (not essential but willing to learn)
  • Good knowledge of Excel and Word 
  • Willingness to learn EyeQuestion (questionnaire design) and EyeContact (recruitment) software 
  • Accurate, with good attention to detail and organised
  • Process driven and action orientated
  • Collaborative with proactive open innovation approach
  • Demonstrated Growth Mindset
  • Accurate, with good attention to detail and organised 


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now! Applications close on 12th August 2022.

Job Requisition ID: 10162 

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