Food Technologist

Surrey/South East
18 May 2017
18 Jun 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company
My client is a multiple award winning leading provider of premium quality products to food manufacturers, food service and retailers including Waitrose, Tesco, Aldi and Asda. The business has undergone significant growth due to their dedication to exceptional customer service and high quality products as well as a constant dedication and unmatched training program for their employees. They have won multiple awards including The Grocer gold awards.

They are currently looking for a talented Food Technologist to join their team. This role would ideally suit someone who is a recent Food Science graduate with industry experience or someone who is looking to move into their second role within the industry and progress.

This is a dynamic role and will expose you to several areas within Technical allowing you the chance to work in a well-rounded role with second to none training and support along the way in place.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical support across the department, acting as a first point of contact for suppliers and customers on technical requirements.
  • Compiling, reviewing and updating product specifications in line with food safety and quality requirements in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Keeping up with the latest food legislation as well as customer and company standards, communicating any changes and driving continuous improvements.
  • Assisting with the bench marking and analysis of new products, ensuring technical compliance to specifications as well as nutritional and shelf life requirements.

You must be able to demonstrate strong project management and presentation skills and be highly organised with excellent communication skills as this is a customer facing role.

If you have a Food Science degree (minimum grade 2:1) with some industry experience within a Technical role (ideally a working knowledge around retailer specification systems) and a good understanding of the technical process of concept to launch product development then please apply now.

The role is easily commutable from London, Surrey, Sussex and areas of Kent with the business being conveniently located outside a major train station.

About Harper Anderton

Harper Anderton are the UK’s leading product development and technical recruitment company. We place more NPD & Technical professionals in the UK than any other business.

We are preferred recruitment partners to the countries leading food businesses across retail, food manufacturing and food service.

Currently, a number of our partners are hiring for NPD & Technical professionals, must of which we do not advertise. To find out more send your CV to and we will arrange a confidently conversation about your next career move.