Quality & Food Safety Senior Scientist

Rockfield Specialist Recruitment
02 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Quality & Food Safety Senior Scientist - Fixed-term Contract Maternity Cover

Salary: Circa £40,000-£50,000 + bonus + excellent benefits

Location: Berkshire

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global FMCG employer of choice, looking for a talented and driven individual with superb technical skills to uphold, project manage and improve quality and food safety standards and systems.

The role

Based within the Quality and Food Safety team within the R&D function, as a key functional partner, the Quality & Food Safety Senior Scientist will provide technical expertise and vision to ensure internal and external Q&FS requirements are met through a multi-million-pound 5-year programme of significant development and change within the factory.

The role is predominantly a project-orientated role, requiring a high level of risk management and responsibility, and a great opportunity to drive significant change. Leading and sharing best practice on a global level whilst engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, you’ll also be tasked with:

  • project planning and achieving project goals to deliver step changes in quality and food safety risk management
  • facilitating the design process implementation by defining and agreeing standards with, and training, stakeholders
  • establishing links with commercial, marketing, logistics and supply teams

The requirements

Educated to degree level in science, food science or a related subject, you’ll have a proven track record within a large-scale manufacturer and be able to demonstrate strong technical expertise and practical application of food safety and quality management processes (including interpreting microbiological data). You will have the gravitas to challenge colleagues worldwide on standards, to the extent of putting product release on hold if necessary. So your ability to handle challenging conversations and to push back will be essential, combined with the conflict management skills to handle people at all levels across the business. Along with your ability to stand alone when necessary and make confident decisions, your attributes will also include:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and have a proven track record of success, we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV to Camilla Clark at Rockfield Specialist Recruitment or apply online now.