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Interim Process Technologist | FMCG

Job Title: Interim Process Technologist | FMCG
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Northamptonshire, England
Industry:
Salary: £200 - £350 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: P6743
Contact Name: Becky Evans
Contact Email: Becky@pitchconsultants.co.uk
Job Published: December 07, 2017 10:59

Job Description

Interim Process Technologist
We are looking for an experienced Interim Process Technologist to join a growing, chilled food business based in Northampton. This is an urgent assignment with the scope to go permanent.


Position Overview
To assist the NPD & technical department with finished product specifications, projects to comply with customer requirements and organoleptic assessments in customer attended trials, preproduction, launches and commissioning of new processes

Key Accountabilities

* To manage and oversee factory trials in all areas of the factory as determined by the critical path of new product launches and also internal priorities.

* Support the centralised NPD team with concept, as well as offering support to the Technical Manager

* Responsible for assisting in all development trials in line with the customer's critical path and all internal projects.

* To organise and carry out the necessary factory trials and to analyse current processes with a view to making efficiency improvements. Evaluating process improvements including recipe changes and manufacturing equipment.

* Completion of product files for all new products.

* Participation in trials of new equipment with operations team in order to ensure product standards are maintained. To include commissioning of new equipment where appropriate.

* To assess current processes for efficiency , quality and margin up activities

* Completion of artwork checks on PDF'S for new products.

* Assessment of new raw materials through risk assessment process

* Collection of all samples, including finished product, raw material and processed materials needed for customer reviews and presentation.

* Review and complete artwork checks during product development launches and packaging amendments.

* Writing QAS, Line Standards & Online customer QAS



Knowledge, & Specific job Skills
Essential

* Previous experience of working in FMCG environment - ideally fresh & chilled

* Worked in a structured and professional environment.

* MS Office skillset

* Presentation skills

* Planning & Organising

* Attention to detail


Desirable

* A degree in food science or a related discipline

* HACCP qualification

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