Food Technologist

Job Type Commercial
Food Technology
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 20/1/2019
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Salary £37,000 to £53,800
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Monday - Friday
9am to 5.30pm
35hrs per week

Duties & Responsibilities

Technical & Commercial Management work closely with our supplier & grower base to ensure Waitrose & Partners customers have the best & most ethically sourced products from around the world.
As a Technologist at Waitrose & Partners you'll work alongside our Buying and Brand Development teams, as well as others in Commercial & Supply Chain, to deliver exciting and innovative products with uncompromisingly good quality.
Our Technologists manage, develop, coordinate and support the technical aspects of product retail and alternative new channel growth. Including as appropriate; suppliers, agronomy and agriculture, hospitality and branch improvements. They ensure product safety, quality, legality and integrity are maintained throughout the supply chain and within the branch operation

Job Requirements

Ensure consistent delivery of quality, safety and legal standards and Waitrose brand policy.
Support the monitoring and report on, routinely and by exception, the performance of suppliers and products, to ensure effective ongoing supply and delivery of quality, safety, legal, brand and policy requirements
Liaise closely with appropriate Buying and Brand teams to collaboratively manage product supply, ensure the delivery of product/supplier quality,
safety, legal, policy, standards and commercial requirements
Maintain a current knowledge of relevant and emerging legal requirements relating to product safety and quality, and emerging technical and quality developments to strengthen delivery of technical goals.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

Degree course or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. food science, food technology, microbiology, chemistry, agriculture or related science)
Driving licence
Good communication and influencing skills
Effective planning, organisation skills
Self-starter, motivated, flexible and with a desire to drive continuous improvement

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

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