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It’s a great time to join our 8,000 friendly people at Ingham’s – one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated protein producers. 

Founded in 1918 as a family business, Ingham’s has a proud history and a bright future. Today, our business is undergoing substantial growth, where every day presents new and exciting opportunities to thrive. 

With a positive attitude you can pursue your passion, grow your career and contribute to a business that is committed to demonstrating our values of care, courage, curiosity and commitment.  


Senior Packaging Technologist

North Ryde, New South Wales

When you join Ingham’s, you become part of a company with a proud Australian & New Zealand history, and one that thrives on growth and innovation. We strive to be the poultry of choice and to deliver deliciously good food in the best way.

At Ingham’s we value our people and hold onto our family history. Our teams are engaged, passionate and curious; committed to thinking big and delivering on ambitious goals. We are fast paced, continuously evolving and offer a diverse working environment where safety always comes first.

We encourage our teams to embrace flexible working so they can meet their work/life commitments; and we seek to create a diverse and inclusive workforce where our teams are empowered to be their authentic selves.

That’s the Ingham’s Way!

Your opportunity to join us at our Head Office in North Ryde and help create the future.

An exciting opportunity has come up as a Senior Packaging Technologist supporting the Branded and Breakthrough Innovation team. This role will be accountable for bringing new packaging concepts to market that meet both Ingham’s and our customer’s needs and for helping us to deliver on our sustainability agenda.

Our purpose is to deliver deliciously good food in the best way, and you will play a key role by helping to deliver on this purpose through innovative and sustainable packaging. This is a unique opportunity with 100% ownership for packaging innovation all of which is owned and driven by the Australian and New Zealand businesses.

This is a newly created role in a relatively new team so we are seeking a driven individual who will make this role their own, and who enjoys working autonomously to create and deliver new ideas and concepts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep up to date with new and emerging packaging technologies
  • Make recommendations on incorporating new technologies into new products in a way that meets both customer, operations and sustainability requirements
  • Work collaboratively and partner with the product development and operations teams to co-ordinate and run packaging trials for products in the NPD pipeline.
  • Work collaboratively with our suppliers to bring new packaging concepts to market.
  • Develop, maintain and manage technical packaging specifications for new products.
  • Manage technical aspects of artwork in partnership with design agencies, operations and suppliers.
  • Identify and lead packaging optimisation and cost saving projects.
  • Look at trends and insights with future growth options in packaging and printing to meet future needs of the consumer
  • Establish and build relationships with partners and vendors to drive product differentiation based on market trends and pipeline analysis.

We’re interested in people who can bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree or relevant packaging/design/science/engineering qualification but not compulsory
  • Experience in food manufacturing industry preferred but not essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to transform consumer understanding into new packaging concepts.
  • Knowledge of packaging and printing technologies.
  • A self-starter who balances an entrepreneurial drive with pragmatism.
  • A natural collaborator who enjoys being part of a dynamic team.
  • Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Regulatory environment experience – Packaging Covenant and Food Standards Code knowledge is advantageous
  • Willingness to travel to production sites predominantly in NSW, but also to other sites in Australia
  • Creativity and have the ability to work independently


  • Flexible working arrangements. This is a hybrid role where we promote a mix of office and home.
  • Discounted product
  • Free on-site parking at our North Ryde offices
  • Nespresso coffee, biscuits, fruit and daily snacks available in our kitchen
  • 8 weeks parental leave and then superannuation continuance continues with unpaid parental leave up to 12 months
  • Development profiles and Internal leadership courses to support your growth
  • Novated car leasing options
  • Discounts through our partners including organization such as Flight Centre,Booktopia, Event Cinema & Red Balloon

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.

Hatch your career with us – apply today!

In line with Ingham’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy all employees must be fully vaccinated to ensure the safety of our people and customers. Prior to commencing employment, you will need to provide Evidence of Vaccination or proof of a valid medical exemption.

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