APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIST (UK)

R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Skyliner Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7FR

Temporary | Posted 24 days ago

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Job title: Temporary Applications Technologist – Maternity Leave Cover
Reporting to: Senior Applications Manager
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hours: 40 hours per week

The Opportunity

As an Applications Technologist, your role within the organisation is to provide our customers with solutions which offer a direct benefit and gain new business as a result. By collaborating with the commercial team, you will gain an understanding of the specific customer needs and be able to provide a solution which meets their requirements. You will act as a support network for the commercial team as well as aiding the development and validation of Treatt products. You will be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies, research and trends and is always willing to share your knowledge and experience with colleagues. You will be a self-starter with a strong initiative and possess good organisation skills to manage a busy workload.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavour and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:

“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Quality Analyst

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader

“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Customer Care Team Leader

What you’ll be doing

The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

• Provide support for all beverage requests
• Accurately compound beverage formulas, and create complex applications
• Assist in the evaluation of flavours in application for briefs, research projects and portfolio evaluation
• Work with the sensory team to conduct and support sensory testing
• Participate in taste panels and project evaluations as required
• Identify key requirements of a customer brief and work accordingly
• Support internal and external customers with product information and labelling.
• Work collaboratively with global applications counterparts
• Ensure formulations created comply with UK/EU flavour and beverage regulations
• Use market trends to feed into projects and departmental initiatives.
• Support the commercial team on customer visits when required
• Attend company and industry events
• Have an understanding of analytical techniques to analyse prototype samples
• Follow change control procedures for setting up new and/or existing items
• Support with relevant departments to ensure products are effectively scaled up from laboratory to manufacture.
• Sample a range of ingredients from stock following health & safety procedures
• Ensure that the working area in the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition and that any hazard or potential hazard is reported.
• Maintain inventory of laboratory consumables
• Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the department
• Work continuously to maximise potential revenue and contribution
• Carryout safety checks on a rotational basis to ensure all working areas are maintained to a high level.
• Write and review COSHH, Risk assessments and Standard Operating Procedures.

What we’re looking for

If you have a genuine passion for what you do and want to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork and dedication, you’re what we’re after.
• Graduate Degree (BSc.) ideally in a food related degree or science
• A minimum of 3years’ experience of working as an Applications Technologist or similar role
• Experience of handling a range of ingredients used within the F&F and FMCG industry.
• In depth knowledge of all Treatt Product Categories and the portfolios in each of these categories.
• Experience of conducting COSHH assessments and Risk Assessments.
• Experience developing new products and implementing new technologies
• Developed a professional profile in the industry
• In depth knowledge of UK and EU flavour and beverage regulations
• Advanced computer skills are essential

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; a generous holiday entitlement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional holiday, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, BUPA medical and dental schemes, pension scheme with 9% employer contribution, life assurance, group income protection, SAYE schemes and free shares.

With the encouragement and development you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives and offering responsibility based flexibility. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidised social events.

Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.