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Junior Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Graduate, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

A fantastic opportunity for a confident and dynamic graduate to join the technical team of this independent and highly successful business who work with global food suppliers to produce products for the UK retailers.


The Role

In this varied role you will be part of the technical team assisting the Senior Food Technologist by ensuring products are safe, legal and compliant. As well as working with suppliers, you will also be working closely with retail customers to understand their product and packaging requirements as well as their quality standards.

Your main responsibilities will include:

·              Maintaining the Product Safety and Quality Management System

·              Managing customer complaints, non-conformances and supplier approvals

·              Maintaining close contact with suppliers to provide customers with up-to-date product information

·              Helping to ensure product and packaging specifications are legally compliant with respect to food safety and quality standards

·              Translating product specification information onto retailer online systems 

·              Compiling, checking and approving product labelling to ensure that all artwork is signed off in line with customer requirements

·              Work with customers and supplier to manage NPD projects at each stage of the process. 


The Person

A great role for a graduate with a food related degree who ideally has some technical / quality assurance experience within the food industry. You could also be a graduate with a couple years in industry looking to expand their exposure to international suppliers and retail customers.

This can be within manufacturing, retail, food service or import/export businesses. You’ll have a passion for the food industry with a strong work ethic and a real desire to succeed. Your previous work experience will have given you excellent organisation and communication skills so that you can handle projects with ease, build solid working relationships and excel in your role.

The business take pride in supporting their teams with additional courses and training so if you’re ambitious and keen to continue learning and developing then we’d love to hear from you.


Ref: F6662


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

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


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.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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