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FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Food Technologist

Haddenham

 

At McCormick, the home of the Schwartz and other well-known brands, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products. We are growing and are currently looking for an enthusiastic Food Technologist.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Manage projects, ensuring that the appropriate resources (sensory, research, regulatory, commercial, consumer insights, technical services, production, and QC) are allocated and co-ordinated to ensure that the action standards of the brief are met and completed successfully.
  • Show team responsibility for the compounding and application of their own developments.
  • Ensure that the seasoning raw material cost is at or below the cost limit specified in the seasoning brief.  Monitor project costs to check that they are not exceeding defined guidelines.
  • Be responsible for the seasoning through the whole cycle, development to scale up and commercialisation to the trial in the Customers factory or restaurant, thus ensuring a flawless launch.
  • Play a full and active role during Scale Up, Shelf-Life Studies, Raw Materials and Finished Product quality programmes and play an active part in the transfer of formulation responsibility to Operations.
  • Research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts.
  • Undertake long-term projects with other departments, such as reducing waste by improving efficiency.
  • Use sound commercial and technical awareness of our ingredients, processes, and customer requirements to deliver ‘right first time’.
  • Build and develop professional relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Conduct Sensory tasting as required.
  • Contribute to QA, Design and Sensory taste panels to develop a strong awareness of the sensory attributes of seasonings.
  • Manufacture seasonings and sample products to a consistently high quality, as specified by the Lab operating procedures, while maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment according to company standards for good manufacturing practice, hygiene, and housekeeping.
  • Manage sample requests, action accordingly and provide feedback to customer.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

  • Experience in a relevant food manufacturing and/or seasoning /flavour business.
  • Developing experience on dry seasonings for savoury snacks will be an advantage.
  • A Food technology / science or equivalent degree.
  • Fluent English, second European language desirable.
  • Previous experience in a successful launch of products.
  • A good understanding of raw material functions and product shelf life.
  • Good knowledge of rheology of dry ingredients and functionality of dry seasonings.
  • Excellent sensory abilities.
  • Good communication & presentation skills.
  • Creative, self-starter with ability to anticipate customer needs and demonstrate exceptional service.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate project management, good time management, and ability to build relationships within team and externally with customers.
  • Passionate foodie open to taste all food categories: Dairy, Meaty, Spicy ethnic food.
  • Good attention to detail and commercial understanding.
  • Driving licence.
  • Computer literate: Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and SAP.

 

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

 

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WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.