Graduate Product Technologist / Food Technologist

Employer
Blue Spark
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Closing date
23 Apr 2021

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Function
Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Product / Food Technologist to join an exciting and rapidly evolving branded business. Driven by a culture of innovation, ambition and entrepreneurship, our client works to reconnect consumers with the power of natural ingredients. This highly supportive company believe in positive action, upholding their shared values and actively reducing their impact on the planet – being proud members of 1% For the Planet.  They are now looking for a bright technologist to train and develop into an amazing technical expert.         

The Role

You will be working as part of a small team at the brand’s HQ in London and be a key member of the Product Team, championing quality and technical integrity. In this broad, challenging and stimulating role you’ll be:

  • Responsible for the safety and legality of all products, with a view to becoming the main point of contact for all technical and quality related concerns.
  • Co-ordinating and running regular quality control panels, both internally and with suppliers, safeguarding the consistency of the company’s mouth-watering products.
  • Flexing your analytical mind and problem solving skills to find solutions to any technical issues which arise. 
  • Taking ownership of, and maintaining, the product and supplier databases. Going on to build and maintain strong relationships with these suppliers, working synergistically with them to isolate the root causes of any customer complaints.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest legislation, utilising this knowledge when dealing with product, ingredient and packaging specifications, allowing you to manage the technical sign off.
  • Working closely with the Head of NPD to support with technical aspects of new product development and achieving successful launches.
  • Becoming the technical and food technology expert within the business, advising on technological changes in the food industry and identify opportunities for factory development.

The Person 

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious graduate with a food science / food technology degree, with some previous experience of working in a similar technical or quality role within the food industry. You’ll be passionate, bring heaps of energy and enthusiasm to the role along with an inquisitive and logical mind.

Self-motivated with a keen eye for detail, you’ll have top notch communication, organisation and prioritisation skills along with an excellent analytical approach – a necessity when handling multiple projects and liaising with colleagues at all business levels. Additionally, you’ll be proactive and able to use your own initiative, think outside the box and consistently exceed high technical standards.

If you are a confident technologist who has a “can do” attitude, and loves making things happen, then get in touch as this could be the amazing brand you’ve dreamed of working for.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

Company

Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
Telephone
0345 2600 737
Location
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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