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Job Descriptions

You’ll be your company’s expert when it comes to identifying and developing new packaging technologies and designs from first thoughts through to commercial roll-out.

You’ll use your knowledge of various packaging technologies to ensure that the packaging you develop meets rigorous standards....

As a Planner in a food company you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the correct products are made efficiently and to the right quality, for delivery to customers.
This means you’ll work with a variety of different people from sales through to production in order to construct a suitable production schedule.
You’ll also have to ensure that all of the raw materials are in place for use by your production colleagues in line with your schedules.

As a Process Technologist (sometimes known as a Process Development Technologist), you’ll be the link between the product development kitchen and the production line, with responsibility for making sure that new products make a smooth transition from trial and testing stages to full production.

This means you ensure that trial factory production runs take place with the outcomes reported to all relevant staff. You’ll identify any critical issues, make recommendations for improvements, measure yields and make sure that everything complies with quality, safety and customer expectations....

In this job you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the food manufacturing process complies with all safety and quality specifications.
This means you’ll be part of a team monitoring everything from incoming raw ingredients through to finished packed products.
Note that whilst, in many companies the roles of auditor and technician are combined, in some cases you may find them to be separate along the following lines:
The QA Technician actually does the routine checks and testing whereas the QA Auditor role involves checking the QA records and making sure that the company quality system is implemented correctly.

Quality Assurance Managers make sure that the food manufacturing process is safe by monitoring and controlling the production process from raw ingredient intake through to packaging of finished products. They ensure that all processing meets rigorous standards of quality and hygiene.

As QA Manager you’d be responsible for setting up quality assessment processes which maintain these standards....

As a skilled member of the food manufacturing team, you’ll be right at the heart of making some of the famous foods you see advertised every day on TV.

As a skilled operative you’ll have received specific training which will enable you to do your job to a high level of specification....

This is a role which is vital to the continued profitability of the company.

As the company Supply Chain Manager you’ll be leading the team which transfers all of the products your company makes on to the end user. In the food sector this will be either a major supermarket retailer or a wholesale distribution business....

As Technical Coordinator, you’ll be providing administrative support to the management and staff of the food or drink company’s technical department.

You’ll be making sure that the technical side of company business runs smoothly which means working with other colleagues and departments within the business as well as suppliers and customers....

You’ll be the senior manager in charge of all the technical aspects of food manufacture within your company (or subsidiary business unit) including quality systems and food safety. You’ll also be the one that ensures all processes meet legal requirements.

You’ll be managing the day-to-day activities of the company technical department and leading and developing a team of quality assurance and hygiene staff. As well as this, you’ll also help with strategic company developments and act as a senior representative at various events and functions....

As a trainee buyer you’ll be working in the purchasing department and report to the Buyer and other senior staff.
You’ll spend a lot of your time working to understand the processes that your company uses so that you gain a complete knowledge of the needs of others and become fully aware of the importance of buying to the success of the business.

In order to hone your skills, you will probably be given one or more accounts that are non business critical; this will permit you to gain valuable experience.

You’ll also be involved with research into alternative product sourcing and competitor pricing which will also broaden your knowledge of the buying role.