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Senior Raw Materials Technologist

Zest Recruitment
East Midlands
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Brand new, exciting opportunity in the Food Manufacturing industry as a Senior Raw Materials Technologist.

Our esteemed client, a leading innovator in the food manufacturing industry is on the lookout for an experienced Senior Raw Materials Technologist to join their team. The role offers an exciting opportunity to lead a team of two technologists in the raw materials department, contributing to their meticulous and professional approach to ensure continued excelled of their products.

Key Responsibilities:

* Lead and manage a team of two technologists within the raw materials department.
* Coordinate, approve, and maintain raw material specifications to ensure quality and compliance standards are met.
* Maintain an accurate list of suppliers used by the site, ensuring traceability and quality assurance.
* Ensure the site is audit-ready at all times and compliant with customer requirements.
* Represent the team at both site and customer meetings, demonstrating strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Actively participate in the internal audit team to uphold quality standards and continuous improvement.
* Collaborate closely with the Quality Assurance (QA) team to address any issues and implement corrective actions.

* Previous experience working with chilled and high-risk products is preferable.
* Proven experience working with large-scale retailers, demonstrating familiarity with their standards and expectations.
* Demonstrated experience working with raw materials in the food industry, with a minimum of 2 years holding a technical or quality position.
* Strong organizational and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively manage a team and prioritize tasks.
* Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to represent the team professionally in various settings.
* A proactive approach to problem-solving and a commitment to ensuring product quality and safety.

£30,000-£35,000 (dependent on experience)

The ideal candidate will be working in a similar position within food production. If you feel this exceptional opportunity is for you and you meet the above criteria then click apply and send us an updated copy of your CV - alternatively you can send through your C.V to or phone 01780 483 999.

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. 

Company info
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
Lincolnshire/ Bristol

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