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Process Technologist

Hesketh James Recruitment
East Acton, London (Greater)
Around £28,000 + progression, pension; Life assurance, medical cover
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Process Technologist

Food Manufacturing/FMCG Background – Chilled Foods, Ready Meals, Food to Go

Highly successful growing food company

Location: Ealing area

Salary: Around £28.000

Benefits: Numerous benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays back in lieu), pension, life assurance, income protection, extensive discounts for you & your family & various other benefits.

Work pattern: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm with the very occasional later finish during product launches. Some flexibility to work from home on Fridays.

Background: At least 1 year in food manufacturing, FMCG, Chilled Foods.

Highly successful, forward thinking chilled food group, focused on quality of service & products, supplying to leading food retailers throughout the UK & internationally are looking for a Process Technologist to join the business, due to their continued rapid expansion. The successful Process Technologist will work with a skilled, passionate, diverse team & in a culture where employees are supported & can develop their career as the company continues to grow. Innovative & continuously looking at market trends, the company regularly develop new products for the chilled market & work with several high-profile retailers.

This is a great time to join the company to use your experience & skills to help the company change & evolve whilst benefitting from the company’s growth opportunities.

The Role:

The Process Technologist will have at least 1 years’ experience working in a similar Process Technologist role in the food manufacturing industry ideally within a high care environment & will work closely with the Senior Process Technologist. The role is very varied & the successful candidate will be involved in the launch of new products, doing factory trials, reviewing materials with the purchasing team, doing weigh checks, HACCP validation & taking the product from NDP concept to launching. The successful candidate will also be involved in developing new processes – building a QS database, new factory processes, technical requirements, HACCP validation etc.

The role is extremely interesting & the successful candidate will have a lot to get their teeth stuck into.

With a continued expansion there is also definite progression for the right candidate.


  • Attend feasibility and NPD meetings to understand new products and follow up.
  • Liaise with Commercial team regarding distribution changes
  • Liaising with QA team to ensure all paperwork is updated correctly
  • Work alongside the senior process technologist to plan, organise and execute product trials following Taiko launch procedures
  • Assist in process improvement and ensure all necessary product validations are accurate and on time for any new or existing products
  • Use datalogger programmes to analyse data
  • Carry out staff training for new products, processes or equipment if required; Responsible for managing product related documents (i.e. process recipes, QAS, photo standards,..) from end to end
  • Organise samples for external lab testing – nutritional, shelf life, chemical etc. as required
  • Arrange any necessary travel tests for new products
  • Responsible for organising product trials for customer panels; complete trial and launch reports; follow up by attending meetings for any issues
  • Liaising with the relevant team to ensure all trials, pre-production trials and launches are completed and followed up
  • Troubleshoot process issues as necessary

Experience Required:

  • At least 1 years’ experience in a Food to go manufacturing environment in a similar role within the UK
  • Experience of working in a high care environment would be an advantage
  • Understanding of the product development process, specifically planning and conducting trials, creating data for specifications and writing QAS
  • Ability to follow critical paths/ project timelines is essential
  • High level of reliability and flexibility is essential
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good time management and organisational skills

· Qualification in food related discipline would be an advantage though not essential

Salary & Benefits:

The starting salary for this role is up to £28,000 plus 33 days holiday (including bank holidays back in lieu), pension, life assurance, income protection, extensive discounts for you & your family, medical cover & discretionary bonus. The role is Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with an occasional work until 9.00pm when there is a product launch. The role has a definite path to progression & is a great opportunity for the right candidate.


Our passion for recruitment and the sectors in which we specialise is at the heart of what Hesketh James is about; our team work in partnership with our clients to identify the talent that will add value to their business.

We do this through our familiarity with and knowledge of the sectors in which we recruit and by engaging with our candidates to offer a truly consultative approach. In an industry that demands the highest levels of customer care, we are proud to provide that to both candidates and clients alike. Put simply, working with Hesketh James should be fun. We don’t simply locate skillsets or move CVs about; we work hard to build lasting relationships with our clients and the professionals we represent.

Company info
0161 667 0905
ABC Buildings
21 -23 Quay Street
Greater Manchester
M3 4AE
United Kingdom

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