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Raw Materials Technologist (12 Month FTC)

Why Greencore?

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 13,000 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

What you'll be doing

We are looking to hire a Raw Material Technologist to help deliver a coordinated technical approach to material management by supporting the site teams in ensuring that all raw
materials and packaging solutions are safe and conform to all relevant specification, legislation and customer requirements

Key Accountabilities:

  • Facilitate supplier change management including supplier technical compliance, supplier contingency planning and internal Greencore site support in order to drive improved food safety and quality
  • Help and support sites with supplier performance, monitoring, KPI generation and tracking in order to improve performance with regards to retailer requirements, food safety and quality
  • Support and help manage relevant raw material change management projects including MIT delivery and CI improvements across multiple sites in order to realise country wide benefits
  • Work with and support the Group Subject Matter Experts in delivery of improved supply chain efficiencies and complexity reduction within the supply base to improve visibility and reduce risk for Greencore Group
  • Contribute with SME and Site Team on Raw Material Innovation Project delivery to promote improvements in food safety and quality
  • Work with the site teams to deliver group standardisation e.g. TQM adoption, micro and nutritional testing plans in order to best utilise resource and budgets
  • Work with the Purchasing and Group SME’s to identify, share and communicate best practice with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver overall competitive advantage
  • Work in partnership with suppliers to improve communication networks, support development and provide overall technical and commercial advantage for the Group

What we’re looking for

  • Degree calibre – Relevant Food Science or Food Technology qualification
  • Advanced Food Hygiene Level 4 or equivalent
  • Level 3 Haccp certified and Level 2 Health and Safety
  • Sensory Level 2
  • Microbiological training – Level 3
  • Practical knowledge of allergen management
  • Demonstrable experience at Technologist level of working with retailers, expertise in interpretation of customer codes of practice and competent use of customer technical databases
  • Working knowledge of internal audit requirements and programmes
  • Experience of maintaining a QMS
  • Experience of Technical Strategy implementation
  • Delivery of BRC certification or equivalent
  • Experience of root cause analysis techniques for problem solving and project delivery
  • Experience of supplier approval process s and procedures
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret shelf life results
  • Demonstrable experience of applying food safety legislation to manufacturing practice

If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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