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Technical Assistant

Rose Marketing UK
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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We are a successful importer and distributor of own branded and licenced Confectionery and Freezable products based in the south-east of Scotland. We pride ourselves on our innovative product ranges and are passionate about delivering a great service to our customers. We are looking for a professional graduate with an Honours Degree or equivalent in a relevant science discipline (e.g. Food Science) to work with our senior Food Safety Technologist and drive this progressive business forward. You will be responsible for all areas of food safety and product labelling compliance, ensuring that products entering the market place are safe, legal and labelled to UK compliant specifications This is a great opportunity to launch your technical career or for those with experience in quality or technical who are looking to expand their skillset within an office-based role

The role:

  • Responsible for supporting Food Safety Technologist (FST) with all day-to-day compliancy matters
  • Ongoing compliance review, ensure products meet all legal and customer requirements
  • Manage product specification requirements for all new products along with the creation of pack copies for associated product artworks
  • Manage quality control sampling with factories and licensors and support with brand technical management
  • Support FST to ensure supplier sites meet the required standards for GFSI
  • Investigate and co-ordinate consumer complaints with suppliers, including consumer feedback
  • Complete retail customer questionnaires based on regulatory and supplier information available
  • Assist in the maintenance and continuous improvement of the Quality and HACCP systems
  • Quality auditing of inspection reports

The candidate:

  • This is an ideal role for a recent graduate or someone with at least 6 - 12 months experience in a similar role
  • Honours Degree or equivalent in a relevant science discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Food Science)
  • Be able to work under pressure and react quickly where required
  • Common sense and good attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint

Desirable but non-essential

  • External training qualifications HACCP, food safety
  • Some experience in a similar role preferably in the food business
  • QA / QC Experience

We are an equal opportunities employer

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Applications must include a CV, salary details and should be supported with a cover message as to why you feel you would make a good fit for this role. 


Rose Marketing UK are importers and distributors of an award winning range of own label and licenced confectionery and freezable products.

Servicing all sectors of the UK Retail and Wholesale Markets via 11 strong sales team and e-commerce website. (

Servicing smaller independent convenience stores, theme parks via

Over the past year Rose Marketing UK have supplied over 1.4m master cases to trade. Which is over 120m consumer units.

Sales, Marketing, Technical, Logistics, and Finance teams operate from the Group Head Office in Kirkcaldy.

Our mission at Rose is to be the leading supplier of Novelty Candy. We pride ourselves on innovation & our enthusiastic approach to new product development keeps us on-trend and responsive to fast-changing consumer demand resulting in a all-inclusive range of must-have lines. We currently boast an extensive range that includes: Hanging bags, Count lines, Novelties, Milk Chocolate Surprise Eggs and a fantastic range of Giant Confectionery that is taking the internet by storm  - In addition we have THE most comprehensive liquid candy range in the market including Sprays, Rollers and Gels.

We are the leading supplier of Freezables to the UK Market. Our Freezable range underwent a massive revamp for 2020 which enabled us to grow our market share to 43% in the UK market. We offer the most popular and innovative product formats including Triangles, Squeezee Pops, Push Ups, 2in1’s and Double Squeezee Pops.

These exist under our own band “Eezy Freezzy” and in a Co-Branding efforts with our various top license partners including Tango, Vimto, Swizzels, Robinsons, Fruit Shoot & our brand new addition for 2021 – SLUSH PUPPiE


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34, The Business Incubator
Myregormie Place
United Kingdom
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