• Permanent part-time, 24 hours per week
  • Develop your career in the FMCG Industry with an iconic Australian brand
  • Advocate sound regulatory frameworks and help maintain our brand reputation


The Sanitarium Health Food Company is an organisation made up of a passionate group of people who believe in the potential of every Australian to live well.  That’s why everything we do – from the foods we create, to our role in the community and how we care for our staff – is guided by this philosophy.

We’re Australian owned – which we think is pretty special – and we’re also proud to produce some of this country’s most loved products.  From everyone’s favourite Aussie breakfast cereal, Weet-Bix, to the nutritious on-the-go liquid breakfast drink UP&GO, the leader in dairy-free milks in grocery, So Good, our innovative plant-based food brands, The Alternative Meat Co, Vegie Delights and Bean Supreme, to our most recent brand in market: The Alternative Dairy Co Barista Milk, which is making a huge impact in the café channel.

Not only do we have great products, but we have a great team behind them. We have an exciting part-time opportunity (24 hours per week) for a qualified and experienced Regulatory Scientist to join our Corporate Regulatory team to deliver outcomes so that we can continue to grow and produce our great products.

We want our next team member to have a strong commitment to achieving our strategic outcomes, including a great team culture. 

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Providing food regulatory advice to Sanitarium and related business entities
  • Ensuring compliance to relevant legislation by assessing product portrayal, advertising, artwork and allergen status of products and raw materials
  • Interpreting legislative frameworks to understand potential claims, risks and barriers
  • Risk assessment of existing, new or changed raw materials and production cross-contact
  • Assisting in developing supplier specifications and sales/export documentation
  • Continuously improving our food safety, legality/regulatory and quality systems and processes to support agreed manufacturing targets
  • Negotiating and actioning any technical policy and procedural improvements
  • Monitoring and assessing relevant trends and issues in relation to strategic scientific and regulatory issues


Qualifications / Experience required


  • Tertiary qualification in Food Technology, Dietetics/Nutrition or related science discipline.


  • 3+ years’ experience in a food related area
  • Experience of Australian and New Zealand food legislative requirements
  • Understanding of food regulations, legislation, consumer law and food safety


The successful applicant will enjoy a collaborative approach to their work, have a positive, can-do mentality, be self-driven and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

The selection process will include interviews, online and functional testing as well as pre-employment screening checks.

We are an organisation driven by our mission and values. If you share our passion for what we do, our products and can respect our Christian based principles then this is a great opportunity for you. 

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the legal right to work in Australia.

Type: Permanent

Category: Science and Technology

Reference ID: SA0SANAG000024

Date Posted: 06/09/2021