Raw Materials and Packaging Technician

CPA Recruitment
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£28,000 - £30,000
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Raw Materials and Packaging Technologist


£28,000 - £30,000

Milton Keynes


Hours of work

It is expected this role will be Monday - Friday 6:00am-2:00pm however as part of this role is to provide a level of holiday cover for the main QA team there will be the need to change hours across all 4 shift patterns to facilitate this as required


Reporting to the Quality Manager, key accountabilities will be to:

  • Develop and implement a raw materials sampling plan and then maintain raw materials sampling plan schedule and escalate any out of spec results to Quality & Supply Chain Department
  • Ensure all raw material deliveries, including packaging, are received against Company & customer specifications.
  • Sign off of new packaging against the agreed artwork and keep a reference library
  • Liaise with raw material suppliers, raise non-conformances as appropriate and verify corrective/preventative actions to lead to an overall reduction in raw material related issues. Hold meetings with suppliers on repeated issues.
  • Complete complaint investigation, traceability and associated reports related to raw material issues.
  • Assist Quality Manager / Purchasing/ Specification Manager with conducting periodic supplier reviews.
  • Develop a vendor rating programme for raw material and packaging suppliers.
  • Proactively identify areas of improvement within the current raw materials base
  • Support new raw material approval against proposed specification working with technical and NPD
  • Develop and implement QAS sheets for raw materials and inspect against these in agreement with the suppliers.
  • Highlight any Non - conformity material to cross-functional departments with an agreed action plan.
  • Support and cover other QA tasks as required by the QA manager.
  • Complete all offline tasks as required.
  • To train as factory QA to cover holidays

Skills and experience include:

  • Must have previous experience of raw materials and packaging QA
  • Experience in a chilled prepared food manufacturer or with other complex food products
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with suppliers.
  • Excellent organisational skills, skilled at time management
  • Excellent standard of written English and Numeracy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good IT skills- data entry, report writing (graphs & charts) QAS



International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE

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