Raw Materials Technologist


Closing Date: 28th Feb 2019

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Job Description:

The role of the Raw Materials Technologist is to support the Head of Technical. Key responsibility is to help ensure site technical documents and records are up to date.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Support site with BRC accreditation by ensuring all documentation is kept up to date
  • Ensure the RWM Specification Summary and related documentation is up to date at all times
  • Raw material testing & QA Goods In
  • Support the supplier approval process. Liaise with supplier to ensure all technical information regarding raw materials and packaging is received for approval.
  • Ensure all technical information held on file is kept up to date as appropriate
  • Complete finished product specifications for new products where appropriate
  • Complete external supplier audit questionnaires where appropriate
  • Complete QA & Production data entry
  • Liaise with suppliers on ingredients & packaging
  • Have the potential to be trained in carrying out HACCP audits
  • Liaise with the NPD Technologist regarding sample requests and development projects
  • Provide technical support to the NPD department where necessary
  • Assist with the New Product Launch table on existing products- including recipe or packaging changes
  • Deputise for the NPD Technologist where necessary
  • General technical admin

Where Required

  • QA Line Cover
  • General office duties


Key Skills Required:

  • Food Technology or related qualification, ideally degree qualified
  • Preferably 2 years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience with basic HACCP principles
  • Full driving license preferable due to rural location

Key Attributes:

  • Attention for detail
  • IT Literate (Excel & Microsoft Office)
  • Good communication skills & team working ability
  • Able to work independently & proactively

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