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Raw Materials Food Technologist - Cape Town, South Africa

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Job Details

Job ID: #17185
Job Location Cape Town, South Africa
Company Type FMCG
Job Role Raw Materials Food Technologist
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 3-5
Residence Location Cape Town, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality SA Citizen

Job Description

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Job Status: Open

Our client is looking for a Raw Materials Food Technologist to join their team.

Key Job Functions

• Supporting the incoming raw material QC team in checking COA’s of incoming goods, requesting any necessary missing documentation to ensure this documentation is received in a timely manner from suppliers & allowing for timely raw material release, planning & organizing any external testing of incoming materials.
• Manage and maintain supplier raw materials specifications and self-audit questionnaires.
• Rigorously ensure that all suppliers and ingredients meet appropriate food safety standards such as allergen and foreign body control
• Risk Assessing suppliers & raw materials (support of HACCP / VACCP systems), developing incoming testing programs
• Ensure new and revised ingredients meet all legal requirements including food labelling laws
• Manage and maintain the authenticity risk register and chains of custody for raw materials Ensure certificates and due diligence documentation is held for all suppliers
• Support NPD by overseeing the approval of new ingredients and suppliers through to kitchen stage by checking suitability and assessing quality and food safety risks
• Maintaining supplier approval documentation
• Set up new suppliers and maintain current suppliers on FPI.
• Manage supplier sites on FPI by ensuring all certificates are up to date and supplier information is accurate.
• Close off all supplier audit findings on FPI in collaboration with the supplier.
• Ensure suppliers are compliant with our ethical requirements
• Carry out horizon scanning, communicating risks appropriately
• Monitor supplier KPI performance, work with the Supplier Technologists to continuously review current ways of working and look for improvements
• Undertake the completion of customer and Brand specifications and associated documentation to meet required critical paths.
• Ensure that all specifications and artwork are accurate and comply with all relevant legislation, as per the critical path.
• Review and comment on relevant artwork platforms, ensuring timescales are met to achieve project.
• Developing & maintaining buying specifications
• Assisting with training of staff within QC & warehouse as necessary
• Review & develop procedures & SOPs as part of annual system reviews and in accordance to business needs / changes
• Non-conformances:
o Daily checking of rejection area & resolving NCR’s
o Recording, reporting & resolving non-conformance situations. Performing root cause analysis to prevent recurrence of issue.
• Perform any ad hoc duties as identified by the QA manager.

Key Skills
Person Profile, Skills and Attitude

• Good Time management skills.
• Be available to assist with stock take which could include a Saturday and or Sunday.
• Have a clear criminal record.
• Good communication skills both verbally and written.
• Attention to detail essential which will include accuracy and speed.
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to work with a variety of personalities.
• Ability to work in a team
• Physical fitness (physical work)
• Understanding of warehouse terminology procedures and best practice.

Key Competencies

• Quality Delivery
• Adapting to Change
• Applying Knowledge & Expertise
• Interpersonal Relations
• Planning and organising
• Taking Initiative

  • Job Role: Raw Materials Food Technologist
  • Industry: Retail / Wholesale / FMCG
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

3-5 Years of Experience
• 3 – 5 years’ Food Technologist experience
• Degree Btech, Bsc
• Supplier management experience
• Supplier auditing experience

Additional Requirements

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