Food Science Jobs

Food Science Jobs within the food manufacturing sector are extremely specialist positions. Do you have a scientific mind? Are you interested in the science behind wholesale food preparation? If you answer yes to the above, then jobs in food science could be the career of choice for you.

Basically, food scientist jobs will entail working the food & drink industry helping to develop food products ensuring they are safe for you and me to eat! Such jobs require incredible attention to detail along with the ability to (not surprisingly) stick to the strictest of hygiene regulations.

Those with successful food science careers begin with (at least) BTec but usually a degree in food science, food studies or food technology.

Food scientist jobs use specific techniques to find ways of manufacturing food faster and more cost effectively, discover new ways of keeping food fresher for longer, make sure the packaging nutrition information is accurate and most importantly ensure what we eat is safe and of the highest possible standards of quality.

Jobs in food science will also usually involve supporting new product development as well as technical / quality assurance teams which vary from factory to factory so as your food science careers grows, you will also gain expertise in areas such as market research, engineering and even planning production.

As a food scientist, your day to day environment would be the onsite laboratory but you will also find yourself in research departments, quality inspection and even on the production lines.

As with most food jobs, in addition to the specialist qualifications and training, food science jobs require a set of skills not uncommon for most careers. Although not exhaustive, these include attention to detail, being able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, high levels of confidence and the ability to communicate on all levels.

Whatever career path you choose when considering jobs in food science, expect the opportunity to progress, develop your skills continually, even moving into management roles. Whilst all the time helping develop the safe, healthy, cheap foods of tomorrow., with multiple food science jobs live at any one time, we truly are the home of food science recruitment.

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  • NPD Technologist

    • Littleborough, Greater Manchester
    • £Competitive + Benefits 
    • McCormick UK Ltd

    Are you an experienced NPD technologist ready for new challenges and willing to handle cross-functional projects?...

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  • Technical & Systems Manager

    • Glasgow
    • £30,000 - 33,000
    • KPI Recruitment Ltd

    Our client is a well-established multisite food processing company. They are looking to recruit a Technical Manager for their business.

  • NPD Technologist

    • North East England
    • £26,000 - 28,000
    • KPI Recruitment Ltd

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join a small NPD team involved with both product and process developm...

  • Interim Specifications Technologist

    • Yorkshire
    • To £300 per day plus expenses
    • Lewis Garner Consulting

    Interim Specifications Technologist To manage all customer specifications and artwork to critical path to deliver timely launches and to maintain a...

  • Development Chef

    • West Midlands Region
    • £negotiable
    • Blue Spark

    Experience of working within food manufacturing is essential where you have demonstrated the ability to take on responsibility for...

  • Development Chef

    • Spalding, Lincolnshire
    • £34,000 - £40,000 per annum
    • Bakkavor

    Bakkavor Salads are looking for an experienced Development Chef to develop, innovate and upgrade products...

  • Applied Plant Pathologist

    • Kent
    • £Competitive
    • KPI Recruitment Ltd

    This position is working for a fresh produce marketing company, focussed on their grower-suppliers.

  • Specification Technologist Manager (6-9 Month MAT Cover)

    • Cumberland, London
    • £35,000 - £40,000 P/A
    • Bakkavor

    To provide Technical expertise, to our customers, suppliers and throughout the business, advising of legal, safety and quality standards...

  • Experienced Specification Technologist

    • Cumberland, London
    • £27,000 P/A
    • Bakkavor

    To complete finished product specifications for the retailers and manage retailers systems and process

  • Development Technologist

    • Bourne, Lincolnshire
    • £23,000 - £26,000k, depending on experience
    • Bakkavor

    Your role will be to develop products from initial concept to hand over to the process development team to expected timescales...

  • Head of Development

    • Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
    • Up to £55,000 plus Car allowance
    • Harper Anderton Associates Ltd

    Our Client is the leading manufacturer of chilled products. By constantly delivering high-quality foods across the country, through their dedicatio...

  • Head of NPD

    • London (Central), London (Greater), Uxbridge, Wembley, Harrow
    • Up to £60,000 with Car allowance
    • Harper Anderton Associates Ltd

    Our Client is the leading manufacturer of chilled products. By constantly delivering high-quality foods across the country, through their dedicatio...

  • Product Developer

    • Northampton, Northamptonshire
    • £26,000 - £28,000 Depending on experience
    • Product Developer - Classic Cuisine

    You will be developing highly innovative new food concepts in line with market trends, responding to customer briefs using your creative flair...

  • Innovations Manager

    • South East England
    • £negotiable
    • Blue Spark

    We are looking for a creative Innovations Manager to explore new product ideas and categories, pushing the boundaries for this distinctive brand...

  • Senior Developer (12 month contract)

    • South West England
    • £negotiable
    • Blue Spark

    Are you an ambitious and driven Senior Developer with previous experience in chilled food manufacturing who is looking for their next contract?

  • Development Chef

    • Northampton, Northamptonshire
    • £26,000-£28,000, an excellent pension scheme with good holiday entitlement
    • Classic Cuisine

    You will be developing highly innovative new food concepts in line with market trends, responding to customer briefs using your creative flair...


    • London
    • £35,000.00
    • N Wholesale Ltd

    In this role you will be accountable for the development, implementation and validation of the site HACCP plans...

  • Technical Manager

    • Lincolnshire
    • Attractive
    • Harper Anderton Associates Ltd

    Location: Lincolnshire This is a challenging role where all your technical expertise and leadership skills will be called upon. You will have full ...

  • Pest Monitor

    • Various locations - Staffordshire / Kent
    • £Pro Rata + Car
    • Tailormade Resources

    We are currently recruiting the role of Pest Monitor, to begin a fixed-term contract from 1st March 2017 for 8 months.

  • Trends NPD Manager

    • London (Greater)
    • Up to £50,000 + benefits + car
    • Harper Anderton Associates Ltd

    Our client is a leading food manufacturer who currently require an experienced Product Developer Manager to join their expanding and dynamic team. ...

  • NPD Technologist

    • West Yorkshire
    • £23,000 - £27,000
    • Harper Anderton Associates Ltd

    Our client is a leader in their product category and are renowned for pushing innovation boundaries. Due to business and customer expansion the bus...

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