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Raw Materials Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client, a fast-growing Food Manufacturer based in Nottinghamshire, is looking for a Raw Materials Technologist to join their Technical Team.  The successful candidate will support the Technical department to ensure raw materials comply with food safety and legislative requirements 

Reporting to the Senior Technical Co-ordinator, responsibilities for the role will include:
•    Ensuring timely review & approval of all raw material specifications and supplier documentation. 
•    Ensuring supplier approval documents are kept up to date 
•    Updating company systems and assisting with approval on company spec system 
•    Assisting as necessary with the completion of customer queries and documents. 
•    Assisting in third party visits and audits, participating in the company internal audit program and providing support within the Technical Department. 
•    Conducting internal traces and supplier traces 
•    Ensuring relevant company risk assessments are kept up to date 
•    Requesting and collating VACCP information. Responding to customer VACCP queries. 
•    Carrying out internal audits e.g. GMP and scheduled audits 
•    Assisting in the approval of new artwork 
•    Covering the Goods In QA role when required which will include raising non-conformances,  managing hold stock, raw material testing and goods intake checks

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    A degree or equivalent in a Food Science or related discipline 
•    Experience in reviewing raw material or finished product specifications  
•    Knowledge of food legislation, labelling, nutritional and allergen information 
•    A strong communicator with a conscientious and diligent attitude 
•    The ability to be flexible, multi-task and work well under pressure 
•    An understanding of technical systems including HACCP 
•    Competency in Microsoft Word/Excel
•    Physically fit to undertake manual handling and taste testing 

The Company:
•    Impressive growth with substantial investment
•    Passionate about food, excellent reputation in the Food Industry, flexible and fast-paced
•    Bespoke service creating ambient, chilled and frozen products specific to customer requirements
•    Diverse range of customers from blue chip food groups, to on-trend restaurants  

The working hours for the role are 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, ideally 9am – 5pm with some flexibility available. The salary is competitive plus an excellent benefits package. A driving licence and own vehicle is recommended due to the location of the site.  

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4820 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability. 



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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