Customer Technologist

Smart 1 Recruitment
From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work within an established family owned business and leading supplier to UK retailers and the food service and wholesale sectors, specialising in the supply and delivery of fresh exotic fruit and specialty vegetables.

As Customer Technologist, you will manage all technical aspects on behalf of the company for it's customers.

This role offers an attractive salary of £25k - £27k and is based just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon in Atherstone On Stour.

Hours of work: Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm plus one weekend day every other week.

Key Responsibilities :


Agree technical standards provided by customers.Maintain customer standards and communicate such standards to suppliers.Maintain and develop food quality systems and communicate on requirements to suppliersCommunicate farm standards with suppliers.Day to day management of Quality ControllersCustomer Assurance

Maintain and develop ‘Due Diligence’ procedures and communicate requirements to suppliers.Provide front line response to technical queries from customer and suppliers.Ensure pesticide residue programme meets customer requirements and is supplied to retailers on request.Provide technical support for customer visits to site and to suppliers.Specifications.Development

Support new product development.Report back retail developments as detected on customer shelf.Develop new product specifications.Implement any changes to food safety / quality arising with new products.Provide product sample to customer.Strengthen relationship with customer technologists.Understanding market place of Exotic Categories i.e. calendarsOther

Attend supplier / customer / internal meetingsTraining support for internal and supplier staff.We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following attributes:

Personal specification:

Technically mindedStrong communication skillsHigh levels of accuracy and attention to detailFlexibilityHappy to work one weekend day every other weekQualifications & experience required:

Degree in Food Science / Technology discipline AND/OR have at least 2 years experience within a similar role.


Spanish / Portuguese advantageous


Must have clean driving license and own vehicle. Must be comfortable travelling to Greenford based site very occasionally.

If you are interested in the Customer Technologist role, please APPLY NOW!

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