Food Technologist - Beverages

Recruiter
Location
London
Salary
Y5179
Posted
05 Oct 2016
Closes
02 Nov 2016
Ref
Y5179
Category
Technical
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

This is an incredible opportunity for a passionate and motivated Food Technologist looking for the chance to work for a beloved UK institution. Retaining one of the strongest positions in the market place, our client is well known for innovative and exceedingly high quality products, holding the increasingly food-conscious consumer at the heart of all they do.

The Role

In this diverse and challenging role you will take responsibility for all the technical aspects of own label products, applying your technical expertise and managing the launch of exciting product categories. This will involve working with suppliers as well as internal teams to deliver products that are consistently high quality whilst remaining fresh, tasty and healthy with a competitive edge. You’ll play a key part in the management of product quality and performance through maintaining accurate supplier information, ensuring clearly defined specifications and quality requirements are adhered to throughout the innovations process.

As the product champion for the business you will work cross functionally to promote technical excellence throughout the company, ensuring quality and safety measures are adhered to. With your keen eye for detail coupled with your industry know-how you’ll obsessively follow up and resolve any complaints or issues to guarantee the brand’s reputation for excellent quality products that are great value for money. You’ll also be driving the technical innovation agenda, keeping up with the latest new technologies and packaging solutions that will really make your products stand out from the crowd.

The Person

We are looking for an experienced Food Technologist who has a flair for technical innovation coupled with previous experience of working within the food manufacturing industry. Ideally you will have worked in the beverages category although this is not essential if you have a strong manufacturing background. You'll need an exceptional working knowledge of technical and quality standards and product development as well as an analytical approach to improving products and processes. Outstanding communication, influencing and relationship building skills are essential as you’ll be liaising with internal teams as well as suppliers on a regular basis, working with them to produce award winning products. You must also have first rate project management skills and be able to work as part of project teams as well as on your own initiative. In addition some travel will be required, so a valid UK driving licence would be useful.

So if you’re passionate about food innovation, looking to apply your technical knowledge and seeking the opportunity to maximise your potential with this prominent food business then we’d love to hear from you. Apply now or call 0845 2600 737 for more information.

Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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