Raw Material and Supplier Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
7 Nov 2019

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our client, a Lancashire-based family business, is looking for a Raw Material & Supplier Technologist. Working closely with the Technical, Product Development, and Commercial teams you will evaluate, risk assess and maintain accurate documentation relating to all existing  raw material suppliers and new suppliers.

Key Accountabilities are as follows:

  • Obtain approval documentation from existing and potential new suppliers in the form of Supplier Approval Questionnaire (SAQ), formal accreditations (e.g. BRC, SALSA, ISO), and HACCP documentation
  • Complete risk assessments for raw materials and suppliers to ensure compliance to Food Safety, Customer requirements and all current legislation
  • Develop and maintain the Raw Material Ingredient Specification System
  • Actively participate as a member of the HACCP and TACCP/VACCP team
  • Investigate supplier issues and complaints and ensure they are closed out to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Audit raw material & packaging suppliers
  • Input all specifications onto the raw material in-house software system
  • Training out the new raw material system when completed to the various departments
  • Trending complaints from suppliers & raw materials and feeding back results to departments
  • Working closely with NPD, Production & Buyers

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Experience of working in a food manufacturing environment in a Technical/QA role
  • People supervision/management experience
  • Working knowledge of HACCP & CCP’s
  • An understanding of quality management systems
  • Knowledge of food safety standards (e.g. BRC / SALSA) and legislation
  • Basic Food Hygiene and Level 2 HACCP qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational skills with high attention to detail
  • Good IT skills, including word-processing and spread sheets
  • Valid driving licence

The Company

  • Lancashire-based family business
  • Currently one of the county’s largest employers with more than 800 staff
  • Recently moved to a purpose-built distribution centre

If you have an enthusiastic and positive attitude and are looking for a challenging and interesting role, then this could be the job for you.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4400 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Raw Material & Supplier Technologist required to evaluate, risk assess and maintain accurate documentation relating to all existing  raw material suppliers and new suppliers. Previous experience essential.

Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to enquiries@jarvisjohsnon.co.uk

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email enquiries@jarvisjohnson.co.uk  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Contact Us
  • 70-72 Nottingham Road
  • Mansfield
  • NG18 1BN
  • United Kingdom
  • 01302 366967
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