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Food Technologist

Growing public health and safety organisation, passionate about protecting and improving human health.
  • Home Counties
  • Permanent, Full time
  • 25,000 - 28,000
  • Food & Drink, Technical
  • 11/16113/7

Our Client:

 

Growing public health and safety organisation, passionate about protecting and improving human health.

 

Looking for a Food Technologist to work closely with marketing, category, technical and procurement teams.  The role is to support the development process; to co-ordinate, review and approve allergy and nutrition information content

 

The Food Technologist Role:

 

To work closely with marketing, category, technical and procurement teams.  The role is to support the development process; to co-ordinate, review and approve allergy and nutrition information content

 

Key Job Responsibilities of Food Technologist

  • To co-ordinate the generation, provision and approval of nutrition and allergy data. This includes back to recipe calculations as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for reviewing and approving materials related to the above e.g. menu boards and other POS, for legality and accuracy, in a timely fashion
  • To support and advise the category and marketing teams on menu items compliance with relevant policies including external requirements e.g. CQUINs
  • To provide additional data provision to support the decision making during the development process e.g. recipe and nutritional modelling.
  • Support the Technical team by actively supporting quality issues
  • To support the wider technical team with data gathering and collation.
  • To co-ordinate the surveillance testing programme; from collating the risk assessments, scheduling the testing, arranging samples, to be the key contact with the lab.
  • Delivering systems support for the team; for all applications and system needs across the department. Providing issue support and resolution or escalation where appropriate.

 

Ideal Candidate:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Very organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of nutritional and allergen data and knowledge of current labelling legislation
  • Proven ability to check accuracy of data or handling large data sets and specific experience of reviewing menu, pack copy and artwork would be beneficial
  • Previous experience in retail/industry with experience in critical review of specifications and labels/menus
  • Ability to review and question supplier technical data for accuracy and precision
  • Ideally previous involvement in new product development processes
  • Good level of IT skills, including Excel
  • Strong ability to build relationships
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach

 

Education & Certification Qualifications:

HND or Degree in Food Science, Food Technology or Nutrition related discipline

 

Benefits & details:

£25,000 – £28,000

 

Please send your CV using the form on this page, quoting reference 11/16113/7 Confidentiality assured.

 

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Carolyn Wood
Senior Consultant - Technical & NPD
If you feel you have the right experience for this role, speak to Carolyn Wood or use the form to apply below.

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Carolyn Wood
Senior Consultant - Technical & NPD
If you feel you have the right experience for this role, speak to Carolyn Wood or use the form to apply below.

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