Food Technologist

Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Apr 2018
Closes
25 May 2018
Function
Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Food Technologist is responsible for:

  • Approving suppliers and approval of raw materials.
  • Manage procedures for introduction of new raw materials and change of suppliers
  • Delivering detailed and accurate finished product specifications that meets the high standards demanded by the customer
  • Carrying out Raw material risk analysis and VACCP
  • Artwork checking and approval
  • Monitoring and compiling supplier performance data and instigating appraisals or corrective actions when needed
  • Ensure launch dates are met with respect to raw materials approval.
  • Carrying out of supplier audits and new supplier
  • Updating and reviewing supplier / specification databases.

Customers/suppliers specifications

  • Liaising with suppliers for the receipt and approval of raw material specifications;
  • Periodic specification and document review
  • Resolving outstanding queries;
  • Being responsible for the maintenance of the Supplier portfolio of product specifications;
  • Completing accurately all technical aspects of finished product specifications in line with internal requirements using on line systems and word based systems for NPD (New Product Development) Projects;
  • When necessary complete customer’s Finished Product Specifications using on line systems and Word Based Documents;
  • Reviewing and maintaining finished product specifications, HACCP for the site, covering all live product in line with Specification Review plan.
  • Carrying out Raw material Risk assessment.
  • Producing accurate technical data derived from specification reviews for specification updates and artwork generation (Ingredient declarations, Nutrition information, Allergen Data, HACCP etc.);

Audits

  • Carrying out regular supplier audits, issuing reports and following-up corrective actions;

Documentation

  • Keeping technical information up to date;
  • Providing advice of legality, safety and quality standards;
  • Providing technical support and up to date documentation to other departments in the Company;
  • Keeping up to date with any legislative changes relating to food and notifying relevant stake holders;
  • Maintaining document library and facilitate change procedure.
  • To support with other related projects when required (Packaging, Artwork Checking, QUID Calculations) as the business needs require.
  • Any other reasonable request.

Health and Safety

  • To work in accordance with the company Health & Safety policy;
  • To ensure the staff understand, and comply with, their responsibilities under the company Health & Safety at Work policy.

Security

  • To take reasonable precautions to protect the Company’s property
  • To challenge any unauthorised personnel on the premises
  • To report and investigate any incident of theft

Profile

  • Be a source of technical knowledge
  • Be an integral member of the technical team and be a team player;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Details focused;
  • Accurate;
  • Organisation & planification;
  • Follow-up;
  • Communication, both written & verbal.

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