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Food Technologist

RecruiterPod Talent
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Benefits+ Benefits/Shares
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations
Date Posted31 August 2017

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The Company
  • With an original investment of £5m in December 2013 from a highly successful and experienced team, there is a reasonable Forecast expectation RSV of £60m within 5 years (UK Only).
  • Tails was started by Graham Bosher, who was one of the founders of Lovefilm (later sold to Amazon) and later one of the founders of Graze.
  • Tails is run by James Davidson, also a founding partner, who was previously Supply Chain Director at Innocent Drinks, James has joined to make Tails a market leading business. He was responsible for the same project with Innocent.
  • The volume of operation at Tails doubles on a fairly regular basis and the levels of growth make this an amazing company to be a part of, especially considering the share options and financial success.

  • modifying existing products and processes and developing new ones;
  • checking and improving safety and quality control procedures in your own and suppliers' factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product;
  • researching current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts;
  • selecting raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers; from palatability testing analysis.
  • preparing product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products;
  • Working closely with Suppliers to help develop their operation and processes.
  • coordinating launches of new products or running trials alongside or together with product team;
  • compiling, checking and approving product specifications and labelling;
  • undertaking long-term projects with other departments, e.g. reducing waste by improving efficiency; Customer retention by improving product.
  • working on packaging innovation and technology.
  • developing the ability to repeat processes to ensure consistency and safety;
  • building processes in a company where they are loosely defined.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a food technologist role.
  • Degree educated with Chemical engineering or food related scientific Degree.
  • Strong collaboration and people engagement skills.
  • Demonstrable successes in working closely with suppliers
  • Good data analysis experience with the ability to write detailed reports from data.
  • Exposure and strong knowledge of labelling law, specifications and processes.

Reasons to be interested
  • This is a fully encompassing role that will allow you to work with every department within the business.
  • In this business you will be working with some of the most successful and prominent self starters in the food manufacturing industry, and as such can really learn from and network with some awesome characters.
  • This is a role for an experienced food technologist to come in to an exciting business to help build processes, and relationships with the major suppliers of their raw materials.
  • Like all roles with this awesome company it comes with share options that will be realised within the next 4 years!

if this sounds interesting and you have the right qualifications please send your CV to[email removed].

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

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