Category Technologist

Circa £25,000
19 May 2017
26 May 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Category Technologist


Circa £25,000 (Depending on experience)

Ref Code: 17181



A blue chip food company is seeking a Category Technologist. The ideal candidate would be a Food Technologist or a Technical Assistant with similar experience and attributes to the below information.


Key Accountabilities

Awareness of the category & procurement strategies, supporting the team to achieve objectives.

Understanding of technical priorities.

Supporting key categories with additional technical resource to help manage supplier and product issues and drive improvements in the categories.

Assisting the Technical Managers by providing, analysing, and reporting on technical data and information such as complaints and depot rejections to support product improvements.

Supporting the review, evaluation, and compliance with, company technical policies and product risk plan including document control management and due diligence.

Maintaining an awareness of current legislation and carrying out audit work to establish compliance of brand product and systems with relevant legislation.

Supporting the co-ordination of relevant product surveillance programmes/risk action plans liaising with suppliers and contract labs as appropriate.

Using the database to maintain product and supplier data, conduct spec audits and carry out database searches as appropriate.

Undertaking product quality assessments as required.

Providing general admin support and dealing with customer queries.

Review product specifications.

Generate pack copy and review first draft artwork.

Attend product panels as required.

Prepare supplier communication pack on a monthly basis.

Support TM in resolving issues as they arise.

Support TM in delivering specific projects as they arise.


Personal Profile

Strong organisational skills.

Effective communication skills.

Well-organized and effective project management skills.

Works well under pressure.

Flexible and adaptable approach Ability to prioritise.

Willingness to travel.

Strong IT skills.




Food Science/Technology degree or similar.

Supplier & product management experience.

Lead assessor qualification.

Broad portfolio of product expertise.


Ref Code: FMW17181

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Alex Thornton to or call 020 8203 1000.


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