Food Technologist – Fresh Produce

Location Worcestershire
Discipline: Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanant
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
Contact name: Emma Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 15461EA
Published: about 1 month ago

Food Technologist – Fresh Produce
Location: Midlands

The Company:
We are proudly partnered with one of the UK's largest suppliers of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad. Due to their ongoing success and continued growth they are now recruiting for a Food Technologist of Fresh Produce in the Midlands.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage supplier profiles.

  • Maintain approved supplier and grower lists.

  • Maintain due diligence across supply base.

  • Learn and understand farming practices/crop husbandry across product range.

  • Overseas auditing and visits against agreed plan recommend and implement corrective actions.

  • Measure the performance of suppliers each month based on intake (supermarket, non-supermarket quality and waste and cost).

  • Co-ordinate all related trial work.

  • Help develop the supply chain so that it is conducive to a lean manufacturing operation.

  • Ensure compliance with food safety law and customer GMP.

  • Represent the business at appropriate forums and meetings.

  • Operate safe systems of work, carry out HACCP and COSHH.

  • Responsible for health and safety of self, team and visitors.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage a team.

  • Organisation of team work loads.

  • Coaching skills and leadership, situation management coaching training.

  • Planning and organisation.

  • Work under pressure to tight deadlines.

  • Able to analyse understand and solve problems.

  • Team working with other teams.

  • Ability to build networks inside and outside organisation.

  • Negotiation persuasion and influencing others.

  • Act in a professional manner at all times.

  • Judgement and decision making especially under pressure.


  • Prioritisation skills.

  • Computer literate.

  • Pesticide awareness internal training, external awareness training, BASIS.

  • Pack house auditing ability. Internal auditing ISO Lead assessor, third party (BRC PIU).

  • Agronomic auditing ability Internal audit, Global Gap, Nurture, F2F.

  • Knowledge of BRC accreditation.

Salary Package:

  • £30K - £35K depending on experience.

  • Plus extra benefits to be discussed.

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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Agricultural and Farming Jobs are an established specialist Agricultural Recruitment business with offices based in rural Worcestershire. We have a specialist and dedicated Headhunting Recruitment Division as well as a specialist Jobs Advertising Division. We recruit specifically for all roles within the Agricultural industry and support the recruitment needs of all related clients including; Farms, Agricultural Machinery, Fresh Produce, Food, Horticultural, Equestrian, Finance and Veterinary companies on an International basis. We offer an exceptional service with a personable, yet highly professional approach. Please contact our office for further information on 01527 878550.