Graduate Technologist

Posted 22/07/2022 by Interaction Recruitment

£23,000 - £25,000/annum

Interaction Recruitment are seeking a Graduate Technologist on behalf our client based in Birmingham on a Permanent basis.

As a graduate technologist you will be supporting the technical department by;

  • Driving quality performance throughout the business

  • Managing daily internal relationships with procurement teams, suppliers, operations, and the wider internal teams.

  • Ensuring technical compliance is maintained for your product category

  • Covering for the technical manager in times of absence

    Role and Responsibilities

-          Timely and accurate decision making supporting the QA and operational teams on quality or seasonal challenges -          Support the due diligence system taking responsibility for the maintenance and accuracy of supplier records -          Work with the supply base, engaging in all technical requirements such as quality performance, food safety, ethical and sustainability. -          Internal reporting for both customers and suppliers dealing with all stakeholders and                  systems. -          Supporting the internal audit system and GMP assessments -          Attendance at customer facing meetings to support wider team -          Attendance at supplier facing meetings to support wider team -          Management of customers specifications and communication to all relevant parties where appropriate, including management of our customers technical libraries as required -          Develop strong product knowledge and lead as a product specialist in your category area -          Monthly KPI summaries -          Any other ad hoc duties


  • Ensure compliance with food safety law and customer GMP.

  • Ensure suppliers operate within company and ETI guidelines.

  • Represent the business at appropriate forums and meetings.

  • Follow and enforce all company policy & procedure.

  • Flexibility to travel overseas and within the UK as required.

The duties and responsibilities listed above would be those normally required of you.  However, as a member of the technical team, it is a condition of your employment that you may be asked to carry out other reasonable tasks as and when the business needs.

The successful candidate will be confident in;

  • Planning and organisation                                                                                

  • Working under pressure to tight deadlines                                                                   

  • Analysing, understanding, and solving problems                                                         

  • Team working with other teams                                                                     

  • Acting in a professional manner at all times                                                                 

  • Judgement and decision making especially under pressure                      

  • Prioritisation skills                                                                                                              

  • Skills and knowledge


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills                                                      

  • Ability to collate and analyse information                                     

  • Product development skills                                                                                              

  • Computer skills Word, Excel, Power Point, Data bases                                                               

  • Pesticide/Microbiological awareness             

  • Food hygiene basic, intermediate                                                                   

  • Knowledge of BRC accreditation     

  • Internal auditing


The successful candidate will be reporting to the technical manager.

This is an office-based role. There is no hybrid or home working.

Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00

20 days holiday + bank holidays (8 days)

Salary £23,000-£25,000

Please note there is no onsite parking but great access via trains and busses.

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