Raw Materials Technologist (Food, NPD) BLUR85978

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Oldham, Greater Manchester
Salary £22,000 - £26,000 per annum
26 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
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.

Job Profile:

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

Candidate Profile:

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

Free Parking

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