Raw Materials Technologist (Food, NPD) BLUR85978
- Full Time
Our client is a c£160million business which supplies cake and desserts in Own Brand to the Major Multiples. There are two sites in the North West at Bolton and Oldham. The Oldham site is a craft bakery supplying cake products and mainstream desserts mostly to Marks & Spencers. The Bolton site manufactures more commodity based products making for example slab cakes, and top tier unit cake for a variety of retailers including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco’s and Morrisons, and also features some brand products.
The success of the business has further been recognised both by its peers and within its sector by being awarded a variety of awards including the Bakery Food Manufacturer of the year.
An opportunity has arisen for a Raw Materials Technologist reporting to the Materials Technical Manager. This role is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to progress towards a career in technical management within the food industry.
Maintain Raw Material Specifications using supplier portal platform
Identify & assess new raw materials & suppliers through NPD process
Maintain raw material risk assessments and databases
Troubleshoot and assist investigations of raw material non-conformance to determine root cause
Liaise with suppliers in relation to raw material issues or queries
Provide supplier and raw material information on request, both internally and externally
Ensure relevant procedures are compliant with customer codes of practice / BRC requirements in relation to suppliers and raw materials
Support the wider technical team as and when required in particular with regards to Integrity and Segregation requirements
Attention to detail, with good written and oral communication skills.
IT skills such as Excel and word are essential plus the ability to work on multiple platforms
Good standard of numeracy
Ability to communicate across all levels, internally and externally
Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload
Ability to work on their own initiative without direct supervision
Food Safety & HACCP Level 3 or above would be an advantage but training will be provided
Internal Auditing and / or Lead Auditing qualification
8:30 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:30 – 16:00 Friday
25 days holiday a year and 8 statutory holidays
Money purchase pension scheme
Discount scheme on purchases from high street retailers
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