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Food Chemist

Job Title: Food Chemist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94578
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2013 17:47

Job Description

If you are an experienced food chemist looking for a new challenge this could be the role for you. You will be responsible for identifying, developing and delivering scientifically measurable attributes for all products and proactively drive chemical safety strategy and policies to protect customer safety and the brand reputation of a leading retailer. Key accountabilities: * To identify, develop and deliver the chemical strategy, policies and brand standards that will improve product performance * To identify and drive the delivery of current and future analytical techniques to drive product quality improvements * To act as a company expert / spokesperson on chemical and allergen aspects of food in response to incidents and issues * Plan, schedule and co-ordinate a chemical and non food surveillance programme * Support the wider team in assessing safety hazards and controls in place for products to ensure they are intrinsically safe and stable prior to approval for sale * To develop and lead groups of internal and external experts to constantly develop new ideas and strategy Required knowledge, Skills and Experience: * A degree in chemistry or a related science discipline (or equivalent) * Experience in chemical analytical roles * Experience working in the food industry * A track record of identifying new ways of working and building and implementing strategy and new policies * Detailed understanding of hazard analysis * Excellent communication skills and experience of interaction and influencing external bodies * Passionate about delivering excellent customer service If you have the skills and experience required then we would welcome your application. 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.