European Materials Technologist- WFH, Highlands & Isles

Salary: £35K
Sector: Technical
Location: Highlands & Isles
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Permanent, Full Time Role

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Our client is a market leading Food Manufacturing Group currently looking to recruit…

Purpose

o To ensure the accurate creation and maintenance of all material & packaging specifications for the European group.
o To maintain the supplier risk assessments for raw materials, packaging & services by requesting and encompassing supplier compliance documentation into the Group Quality Management system.
o Liaise directly with the group external suppliers to ensure all queries are closed out during the on-boarding and specification maintenance reviews.
o Participate & support all internal and external audits / gap analysis, presenting information as requested & ensuring the departmental processes are in place and adhered to in compliance with the requirements.
o To provide support to Group and Site based Technical Teams by providing information and resolutions for trouble shooting investigations to ensure root causes are identified and sustainable preventative actions are implemented to remove risk of reoccurrence.
o To support the group innovation pipeline from a material & packaging perspective, attending the required internal meetings and ensuring the Supplier Assurance tasks are completed in line with the critical paths, raising risks against the project where necessary.

Main Responsibilities

1 Update and maintain accurate records using the appropriate business systems, applications, and databases ensuring quality assurance and technical admin systems are always audit ready.
2 Ensure that any specification / supplier compliance amendments as advised from the supply base are effectively communicated within the European Technical Team to enable satisfactory assessment of the changes on the European Quality Management system.
3 Supporting all European Sites with Technical Administrative requests and queries, providing advice on technological and regulatory developments in all aspects of food safety.
4 Develop and maintain the internal testing regime of all raw materials used throughout the group. Be a custodian of the schedule and risk assessment, ensuring testing is completed on time and that any deviation is thoroughly communicated and investigated.
5 To support the European Regulatory Team with raw material and packaging specifications information provision for finished product artwork and specification builds.
6 Participating in the procurement on-boarding process of new suppliers, materials, packaging items and services by screening supplier technical specification submissions and ensuring appropriately detailed specifications / technical contracts are in place along with the supporting supplier documentation.
7 Ensuring the availability of raw material and packaging specifications to the Intake Teams / Technical teams across the European sites.
8 Support the Supplier Review Process as lead by the Supplier Assurance Manager, ensuring all risks and opportunities for improvement within the supplier base are captured within the appropriate area of the European Quality Management System to enable proactive close out and accurate supplier performance reviews.
9 Ensure all raw, pack and service documentation comply with the company, customer, legal & 3rd party certification in terms of food safety, quality, authenticity & legality.
10 Support the supplier assurance audit system, attending audits / visits within the supplier base, contributing to the output reports.
11 Be an active member of the New Product Development project teams, supporting the procurement of new raw and pack items, creating accurate bills of materials and attending the team meetings.
12 Undertake any other duties as required including the support of other departments within the European Technical Team.

CANDIDATE

You will have experience working in a similar role. You must have Food Manufacturing experience, chilled foods experience is desirable. Ideally you will have BRC knowledge coupled with a Degree level qualification in a Food or Science related subject. This is an opportunity to join a well established and successful business!

100% Working from Home

Mon-Fri Office Hours, 37.5 Hours per week

29 Days Holidays including stats

If you are interested in this position then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to andrew@drnewitt.com or contact Andrew Donaldson on 0131 226 5060.

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Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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