Food Technologist / Technical Assistant

Food Technologist / Technical Assistant

  • Location


  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Stokes

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8953

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    16 months

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  • Start date:


A specialist FMCG food manufacturer is now seeking a Food Technologist / Technical Assistant to work on new innovation and design work to expand the brand ensuring product quality, safety, and integrity in relation to legal legislation.

This is an initial fixed term contract until December 2020 with the potential for extension or to become permanent.

The successful Food Technologist will have previous experience within a food manufacturing environment either in technical or NPD / R&D. You will have a good understanding of BRC requirements, an understanding of legal labelling and compliance and food safety and quality knowledge.

Responsibilities of the Food Technologist / Technical Assistant include:

• Organisation of outgoing samples for customers and supporting communications.
• Organisation and cataloguing of development samples
• Communication with suppliers regarding sample requests / and sample feedback
• Coordinating and setting up tasting and bench marking sessions both internally and to support customer visits and capturing minutes.
• Administration and completion of R&D documentation such as project sheets, NPD forms, shelf‐life assessment forms, line trial reports.
• Assists with preparation and minutes keeping of Project Team meetings
• Provision of Technical Information for SAP Masterdata.uploads via Winshuttle
• Supports with technical review of artwork and internal product labels match standards with input from and escalation to Head of Technical / Food Technologist as agreed for each project.
• Assists with fulfilling product related certification submission requirements such as maintaining trading schedule, product specifications, artwork approval.
• Assists with product related certification/registration requirements with Fairtrade Foundation e.g. artwork approval, supply chain data etc.

Application via CV

Commutable from: Crewkerne, Chard, Yeovil, Ilminster, Ilcehster, Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth

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