Raw Materials Technologist (Maternity Cover)
Who are we?
We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.
Caledonian Produce is based in Bo'ness, Scotland and employs over 1,100 people. It is one of eight factories that are part of the Bakkavor Salads sector in the UK.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Raw Materials Technologist to join our Technical tam on a 13 month fixed term contract
The accountabilities and responsibilities of the role will include;
- To ensure that all raw material specifications are available, reviewed and risk assessed to the outlined frequency.
- Generate, maintain and update relevant raw material systems and databases liaising with Operations, Technical and NPD as appropriate.
- Manage factory raw material related issues in a timely and effective manner and liaise with suppliers to prevent re-occurrence.
- To monitor trends and ensure that non-conformances raised with suppliers are actioned appropriately.
Relevant Food Science/Food Technology qualification is desired.
Excellent verbal & written communication and attention to details; ability to work independently and proactively at pace and prioritise workload; IT literate; ability and confidence to work with all levels of staff up to senior management level.
Previous experience in a similar role; knowledge of retailer specification systems