Food Technologist

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Food Technologist to join our dedicated Technical team at Capestone Organic Poultry Ltd. The role is based in a fast pace and challenging environment working for major retailers across the UK and Europe.

The Food Technologist role will be responsible for driving the technical and quality strategy and ensuring our products are consistently produced to high standards through the implementation of our policies and processes.  You will work with Technical Management and closely with the Factory Manager to ensure the correct controls are in place at all times.  This is an exciting opportunity that will involve developing a business wide culture of technical quality and excellence.

 Your duties will include:

  • Developing product briefs or business opportunities from customers into full production
  • Providing support to the business in all technical processes including HACCP and process flows, and specification management (internal and customer versions)
  • Managing supplier approval
  • Planning and conducting production trials, reporting on trials and disseminating outcomes
  • Timeline management to the customer gate process and all related submission paperwork
  • Sampling and testing processes, trending out of findings and liaising with labs
  • Maintaining internal specification systems and FIND/PLM specification writing
  • Creating and maintenance of Quality Contracts
  • Maintain the Artwork database and artwork approvals

 Key skills:

  • Food Safety qualification level 3 or above
  • HACCP qualification level 3 or above
  • Demonstrable experience of retailer development process
  • Understanding of poultry and / or other meat processing systems
  • Knowledge of raw material intake protocols
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Competent IT Skills

Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent on experience

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