Category Technologist - Leeds
About the role
The Category Technologist plays a critical role in ensuring that our customers can trust our private label products in terms of product safety and legality, ensuring that agreed specifications are met consistently across all ranges.
You will be responsible for a diverse product portfolio across impulse, soft drinks and the beers, wines and spirits categories. This role represents a fantastic opportunity to engage and build relationships with colleagues across the business as well as with our suppliers. You will report into and work collaboratively with the category technical manager and support the category using your experience and knowledge to risk assess factory processes and management systems.
The role will be offered as a 12 month fixed term contract.
The successful candidate will likely be a graduate in food science, technology or similar discipline and have practical manufacturing experienced including BRC and HACCP in a factory or retail environment. You will have the confidence and expertise to communicate with knowledge and passion with our trading teams as well as senior management in our factory base. You will be computer literate with experience to navigate specification and supplier management systems, ensuring all specifications in the system are current and signed, and agreed with your business partners. The ability to prioritise and flex to business needs, our customer is number 1 and you will seek to understand their concerns and requirements as well as the customer and commercial impact of decisions made.
The days of full time, fixed hours, stuck in the office in business dress are long gone! We strive to provide our colleagues the flexibility they need to juggle their job with life outside work. An inclusive, diverse culture is important to us and where it's possible we will consider part time or job share applications.
A competitive salary comes with an excellent benefits package including colleague discount, company share save scheme, a competitive pension, company bonus and many additional rewards! Once you're here the development opportunities are as endless as your commitment to your self-development and we will support you every step of the way to help further your career.