Technical Specialist – Earthoil

R.C. Treatt & Co. Ltd Northern Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6NL

Full Time | Posted 27 weeks ago


The Details

TITLE: Technical Specialist
BUSINESS FUNCTION: Technical/Regulatory/Laboratory
LOCATION: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SALARY: depending on skills and experience
HOURS: Full-time (35 hours per week)

The opportunity

Do you enjoy world of regulatory and quality? Do you have a passion for the cosmetics ingredients industry, with a strong level of personal integrity? If you’re nodding right now, then we might be just what you’ve been looking for – so read on.

What it’s like to work here

The Earthoil group of companies grows, processes and supplies organic, Fair trade certified, essential and cold pressed seed oils. Through an integrated supply chain, Earthoil promotes high quality ingredients and supply continuity by establishing operational standards in growing, handling, storage, processing and distribution. Earthoil is part of the wider Treatt Group, and we have 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 to our customers.

The group is headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, with bases worldwide. For more information see our websites at and

Quality is at the heart of all we do and we take huge pride in delivering the best quality products with a very high level of ethical integrity through our Fair Trade certifications.

We overcome challenges, always looking for the better way, working together as one big team.

What you’ll be doing

You will provide support on cosmetics legislation (inclusive of pesticide legislation) for UK, USA, EU and ROTW (Rest of the World). You will provide technical support during customer and supplier audits, ensuring that we demonstrate high levels of compliance. You will manage Quality Control Complaints Investigations identifying root cause and putting in place preventative measures. You will run Chromatographic and wet analysis of samples for the purpose of investigating quality issues and for the approval of new suppliers.

What we’re looking for

You will need to have experience of Chromatographic and wet analysis techniques ideally of vegetable oils/lipids and also essential oils. Previous experience in a similar role, ideally with qualifications relevant to Technical Regulations with bags of enthusiasm and interest in the changing world of regulatory.

You will display a very keen eye for detail, with excellent communication and influencing skills

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.

We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task.

You’ll be someone who is focussed and driven, able to be enthusiastic about the product range and ethos we represent.

You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.

What we’ll do for you

We have a pretty impressive benefits package that’s designed to look after you and your career during your time with us. With everything from private healthcare and life assurance to holiday buy back and share schemes, we’ve got you covered.

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