Product Technologist

Location
LE11 5TX, Loughborough
Salary
Up to £33,500 per annum + benefits
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Closes
01 Sep 2017
Function
Technical
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Permanent

PRODUCT TECHNOLOGIST (Permanent - Full-Time Position)

Are you are someone with a strong background within Technical, Compliance and Development? Do you deliver innovative developments within your current role, with the need to meet the expectations of the customer and the consumer? Do you have experience with dealing with the technical compliance and all regulation within the FMCG sector? If this sounds like the right job for you then please read on as we may have the perfect opportunity for you. 
 

The Role

This is a fabulous opportunity for a Product Technologist who can help drive our future success. You will provide technical support to the business, suppliers and customers on all matters relating to the safety, legality and quality of the products purchased and sold. You will have responsibility for ensuring accurate documentation and record keeping of technical information. Therefore, you’ll need a good eye for detail.

What you’ll be doing

In the role of Product Technologist, you’ll be providing timely provision of technical information both internally and externally. You’ll challenge and implement quality management systems to drive continuous improvement within the business whilst ensuring everything complies with food safety quality standards. You will support and assist the Head of Technical in managing any quality and technical issues. You’ll be required to travel to factories in Europe, UK and worldwide to complete factory audits and other Technical matters so being flexible would be an advantage.

The Person

We are looking for an outstanding foodie with a Food Science / Technology or Nutrition qualification, and a flair for technical innovation coupled with previous experience of working within the food retail or manufacturing industry.

You'll need an exceptional working knowledge of technical and quality standards and product development as well as an analytical approach to improving products and processes. Outstanding communication, influencing and relationship building skills are essential as you’ll be liaising with internal teams as well as suppliers on a regular basis.

You must also have first rate project management skills and be able to work as part of project teams as well as on your own initiative.

So if you’re passionate about food, looking to apply your technical knowledge and seeking the opportunity to maximise your potential with this prominent food business then we’d love to hear from you. 

What we offer

A competitive salary and benefits package. Good progression opportunities and fantastic experience. This is a full-time permanent position.          

Not only will you be working for Hancocks, the UK’s leading sweets and chocolates wholesaler, you’ll also get to work for an exciting company that really puts people at the core.

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