Role details

Process Technologist

West Yorkshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Food manufacturing experience
  • HACCP trained desirable

About Our Client

FMCG Manufacturer - multisite

Job Description

  • Approval to Launch Management:
  • To take approved concepts through to successful launch in the factory (phases 4 to 7 of the New Product Development Process):
  • Closely liaise with the Process Manager or Senior Process Technologist / NPD Product Team, ensuring up-to-date awareness of customer briefs;
  • Assist with internal feasibility assessment in terms of product design and the product process;
  • Co-ordinate / carry out daily trial activities, assessing new raw materials and ensuring draft process control documentation is prepared in advance;
  • Carry out all post-trial tasks in order to confirm relevant product information e.g. customer re-heat instructions, organoleptic assessment, freeze suitability & transit approval and provision of product quality standards, making available process documentation for launch;
  • Preparation for / attendance at product photography sessions;
  • Preparation and responsibility for both pre-production runs and product launches, and Set up new products on recipe / equipment software systems as relevant.
  • Innovation:
  • To regularly review materials (including packaging), products and processes to drive innovation:
  • Visit (potential) suppliers to assess the benefits of new raw materials (including packaging) / equipment, representing the Company in a professional manner and providing documented evidence on which to base informed decisions; and play an active role in the commissioning of new equipment by attending trials and ensuring that trial findings / results are reported, identifying outstanding action(s) / the next step(s).
  • Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing:
  • As a member of the Process Team, to support site initiatives:
  • Support the Operations team in site-specific initiatives that have been briefed e.g. to improve efficiencies;
  • Identifying and recommending changes to systems and processes as appropriate; and to gain approval for the use of new raw materials using the New Product Development Process.
  • Projects:
  • To be actively involved in Quality & Product Improvement Projects:
  • Play a role in improving the quality of products in terms of product components and overall visual appearance via project briefs;
  • Be involved in the Company HACCP food safety system, e.g. new raw materials and equipment;
  • Play an active role in product improvement projects as initiated in-house or by the customer e.g. the use of more process-friendly ingredients; and ensure the maintenance of process control documentation and the recipe / equipment software system as required.
  • Managing relationships and Communication:
  • Play an active role in the management of internal and external relationships, supporting the Senior Technologist or Process Manager.
  • Ensure that all direct communication to the customer is of a high standard and that through this communication you present a good image of the Hain Daniels Group. Direct communication could be through customer site visits, e-mails, telephone conversations, etc.
  • Work closely with the other departments and functions in order to effectively deliver Process and Continuous Improvement projects.
  • When required, effective communication with Senior Management.

The Successful Applicant

Minimum HNC / HND or comparable course in a food-related subject (complete or studying towards)

Food Hygiene Certificate essential (can be obtained)

HACCP trained desirable

One year minimum experience essential with an up-to-date knowledge of food manufacturing, processes & equipment

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