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Job Descriptions

The role of the retail merchandiser is extremely important to the financial well-being of any organisation as they decide which products to purchase and how these are displayed to best effect.

You’ll be involved in all aspects of bringing a new product to market - from the initial concept right through to product launch.

You’ll be the key customer contact for all issues concerning the products you’re working on, keeping them informed of any outcomes and making sure that all their needs are met....

You’ll be involved in all aspects of bringing a new product to market - from the initial concept right through to product launch.

You’ll be the key customer contact for all issues concerning the products you’re working on, keeping them informed of any outcomes and making sure that all their needs are met....

As a Packaging Designer, you’ll be responsible for the creation of attractive, functional packaging for food products made by your company.

You’ll probably spend about a third to a half of your time actually designing packaging - and the rest working on production costs, meeting with colleagues to discuss your work and meeting with customers to fine-tune what you’re designing....

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 retail assistant in a food business you could be employed in a large supermarket, greengrocers or even a small specialist food shop or delicatessen; this means that your duties can vary.