Raw Materials Technologist

£29,000 per annum

Join Our Technical Team at The Compleat Food Group!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Raw Materials Technologist to join our brilliant team in Nottingham!

At The Compleat Food Group we never just make food. We make food to feel good, taste good and do good for everyone.

Our aim is to delight our customers and consumers every day, creating the best possible foods for shoppers needs and budgets.

Our ability to drive category growth for our customers is through our focus on understanding our consumers and our relentless pursuit of innovation – we have the courage to think differently. We work at the correct pace to make clear decisions and deliver on our commitments on time every time. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, always. We take in pride in everything we produce.

We value everybody who works in our organisation. Everyone is treated with respect and encouraged to thrive and develop. Together we will become number one for culture.


Location: Nottingham

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm with early finish on Friday

Salary: £29,000 per annum

Your Duties Will Include:

  • Responsible for raw material specifications (ingredients, packaging & consumables) and their reviews as required, ensuring fit for purpose & challenged accordingly. 
  • Update specifications templates (software based or MS office based) 
  • Obtain product specific approval documentation from existing and potential new suppliers, formal accreditations (e.g., BRC and other certification schemes), SAQs and HACCP documentation. 
  • 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. 
  • Assessment of new raw materials; liaising with NPD & Procurement to provide positive feedback & challenge & provide alternative options. 
  • Supporting profit improvement plans regarding raw material supply, working with Purchasing and site technical/ NPD to ensure changes are made in a timely manner. 


Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • HND or equivalent in food or related discipline  
  • Has HACCP- Level 2 
  • Computer literate- Confident using IT packages especially Microsoft Office 
  • Authenticate/ Food Connected training (Desirable) 
  • Recipe Professor Training (Desirable) 
  • Allergen Training (Desirable) 
  • Understanding of VACCP (Desirable) 

Ideally looking for somebody with Technical experience within food manufacturing.  Knowledge of QMS and food safety systems.  Experience of raw material specifications & associated quality standards.

 Benefits to Include:

  • 2 Employee Volunteering Days per year
  • Online and High-street retailer discount scheme and well-being portal
  • Employee well-being and community support groups
  • Charity Initiatives and Team events
  • 24/7 Access to Grocery Aid


The Compleat Food Group are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.

We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do. 

Recruitment Agencies We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.