Laboratory Manager (Food Industry)

Zest Recruitment
£35000 - £42000 per annum
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Exciting times for the business and yes it's new role!
As the laboratory manager starting off, you will be responsible for setting up and managing all aspects of the area including developing and managing standard operating procedures, operating and maintaining equipment, cataloguing samples, and other tasks as the area develops.
Future plans for the role will encompass new product development, application and quality control functions.
This truly is a fantastic opportunity within a food/beverage ingredients company.

Manage and develop the laboratory facilities, equipment, standard operating procedures
Operate / support operation of equipment such as laboratory spray-drier, mixers, balances, testing devices
Work closely with New Product Development and Applications staff to set-up and clear down working areas
Catalogue samples of raw materials and finished products, and ensure they are stored correctly and safely
Ensure a safe environment in accordance with latest legislation for procedures, equipment etc.
Maintain COSHH information and risk assessments where required
Use, understand and maintain the formulation software and spreadsheets used for NPD / applications.
Build up technical acumen with regard to the products apply science knowledge to the role
Discuss new equipment which may be required with Business Manager / Managing Director
Conduct sample testing from internal requests using testing equipment as requested
Ensure equipment register, maintenance and calibration is up-to-date
Other relevant tasks as may be required.
Reporting to Business Manager, supported by Technical Manager.

So what will can you bring?
Experience as Laboratory Manager or Senior Technician with team management experience.
Able to work with all allergens and chemicals, good organoleptic skills an advantage, support in BRC certification/Internal Audits
Science-based qualifications (Chemistry / Food Science / Biology ) advantage
Experience in food / beverage ingredients advantage

If you feel this role is exactly what you are looking for please contact Natasha on 01780 483999 or send your C.V to

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

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01780 483999/ 011732 52999
United Kingdom

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