Group Raw Material Technologist


At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create great tasting food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’. We pride ourselves on being a business that gives equal emphasis to HOW we operate as well as the financial results we achieve.

Our 3,500 (and growing) fantastic people are what make all this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands, which include Pork Farms, Wall’s Pastry, Vadasz, Squeaky Bean and Unearthed. 

We have an amazing opportunity for a Raw Materials Technologist to join our Group Technical team at our Head Office in Nottingham.

Our Group Raw Material Technologist's are responsible for approving, signing off and maintaining Raw Material, Packaging and consumables specifications for our group.

We are looking for somebody highly detailed who is confident to challenge and raise queries. You will be accountable for approval and maintenance of all raw material specifications and be authorised to approve or reject none compliant specifications. 

The types of duties you will be involved with:


  1. Update specification templates (software based or MS office based)
  2. Obtain product specific approval documentation from existing and potential new suppliers, formal accreditation's (e.g., BRC and other certification schemes), SAQ's and HACCP documentation.
  3. Assist Senior Raw Material Technologist in maintaining supplier documentation to ensure due diligence & audit readiness in line with legislation & specific customer codes of practice or sourcing requirements.
  4. Assessment of new raw materials; liaising with NPD & Procurement to provide positive feedback & challenge & provide alternative options.
  5. Supporting profit improvement plans regarding raw material supply, working cross functionally to ensure changes are made in a timely manner.

Skills, Experiences and Qualifications required for this role with us:

Proven technical experience within food manufacturing, ideally experience of raw material specifications & associated quality standards 

Knowledge of QMS and food safety systems.

Data management skills and confident using IT packages especially Microsoft Office

Excellent and concise communication skills, both verbal and written.

You'll be somebody who understands the need to prioritise their work and are able to meet deadlines with a high attention to detail

You're looking for a new challenge and are self-motivated with a “can do” attitude who enjoys working as part of a close-knit diverse team with minimal supervision

You will be HND (or equivalent) qualified in food or a related discipline

HACCP – Level 2

If you also have the following experiences that would be great!!

Authenticate/ Food Connected training 

Recipe Professor Training

Allergen Training

Understanding of VACCP

We invest heavily in our people with formal and informal training and development opportunities. Our Technical team have some of the biggest talent in the industry – you will have a highly skilled group of peers around you to work with and learn from.

We offer 2 Volunteering days per year to all our employees and have numerous community groups to join and be part of. Our Group Technical team arrange frequent social events together and participate in charity events onsite.

If this sounds like the sort of role you are looking to move into please apply for an immediate interview.