Adelie Foods Ltd

  • Central London / West End
Adelie Foods is the UK’s leading Food to Go business, supplying the UK retail and foodservice sectors with an unrivalled portfolio of consumer insight-led chilled food product. From its four manufacturing locations and seven distribution centres across the country, Adelie supplies a diverse range of retail and foodservice customers with a £250 million turnover.

We are currently recruiting for a Process Development Technologist to be based in Wembley.

As a Process Development Technologist you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and improving continuously the technical components of Raw Material, Factory and Customer Specifications, Finished Product Label Copy and Vendor Management systems in order to improve due diligence. You will be also responsible to ensure best practice in these areas is shared across Group sites.

Key responsibilities

To work very closely with development colleagues, converting successful kitchen concepts into workable, manageable operational solutions which meet the expectations of the customer, the brief and the business
‘Own’ the critical path, ensuring that lead times are achieved, the correct raw materials and packaging are received and reviewed
Carry out meaningful trials, evaluating the results and communicating these to the relevant functional expertise in a timely fashion
Become the guardian of all things Operational and Technical within the NPD launch process
All quality, organoleptic, nutritional shelf life and allergen testing should be completed as required
To analyse current processes with a view to making efficiency improvements
Manage the process and documents in line with BRC requirements
Update the process dashboard for the monthly report, on performance against KPI’s
To drive products through the launch process (PCP), through various factory trials until final ownership is managed by the site teams
To work closely with suppliers to ensure that ingredients are fully reviewed and understood prior to the submission of QAS sheets. Work closely with packaging and equipment suppliers to manage trials to support both projects and launches
Build strong relationships with new and existing customer and suppliers, attending meetings and becoming the first communication point on all relevant projects
To drive margin and product improvement through a scheduled and agreed programme of value engineering / product and process improvements

This role is a full-time, working 40 hours per week. The working days are Monday to Friday and the working hours are from 8.30am to 17pm. Additional flexibility is required for this position.

The ideal candidate

Passionate about Food!
Experience of food processing / chilled foods environment and significant evidence of understanding of Quality and food safety issues
Attention to detail coupled with ability to work at fast pace and manage multiple simultaneous projects
Good communication skills at all levels
Able to be an outstanding Team Player
Able to work unsupervised and on own initiative, but sensitive to the needs and demands on other departments
Enthusiastic approach and self-motivated, identifies opportunities for improvement without guidance
A strong people person, who can demonstrate consistent standards and behaviours within a multicultural environment
Results focused individual who operates with an excellent attention to detail

In return for your time & hard work

Salary, up to £24,000 per annum
33 Days days annual leave (including bank holidays)
Pension scheme
Life Assurance
Child Care Vouchers
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free parking on site
Free lunch on site

Interested? Apply Now!

Adelie Foods confirms its commitment to equality of opportunity in all areas of its work. All individuals will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.