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Food Technologist

Job Title: Food Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91417
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: LUH.22450.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 01, 2013 14:32

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with one of the UK’s largest food companies for an experienced Food Technologist. Based from its production headquarters outside of London, the main focus of your role will be to manage the technical life cycle of the company's own-brand products with a focus on safety and quality. In this role you will report into the [Food Technical Manager](/searches/food-technical-manager-jobs), whilst having direct reports in the form of Quality Technologists to ensure a smooth running of the technical process. Role & responsibilities: * Influence the NPD process by providing expert technical advice * Conduct audit and risk assessments of suppliers facilities to ensure highest quality standards * Manage the supplier process, including scheduling supplier visits and follow up actions * Influence brand development with technical expertise * Keep informed of Industry developments through third party communication Experience Required: * Bachelors degree or equivalent in a Food related area * Full UK driving licence * Management experience * 3-5 years' experience in a technical role – preferably from either manufacturing or retail * Excellent project management skills * The ability to create and maintain key relationships If you possesses relevant HACCP or Lead Auditor qualifications it will be highly regarded. If you are an experienced Food Technologist who is looking to take the next step in your career, this will be the role for you. Our client are offereing an extremely competitive package and progression for outstanding candidates. Apply now! We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.