Laila’s Fine Foods are a successful, family run manufacturer of chilled and frozen ready meals for the UK retail and foodservice sectors. Having recently spent over £7m on a state of the art factory extension that has taken our production from 40 tonnes to 60 tonnes per day we are looking to add a Technical Assistant to our team.
As Technical Assistant, you will be responsible for managing the technical paperwork and completed documentation and to support the QA/technical team in all areas.
You will assist with customer enquiries and requests, create and update product and raw material specifications on various computer based systems including recipes, ingredients declaration, allergen and nutritional information, log and investigate customer complaints to ascertain the cause of the complaint and respond to the customer accordingly, complete regular line checks and internal audits which include paperwork and GMP audits plus ensure all raw materials and packaging is of a high quality and is purchased only from approved suppliers.
You will need to be a capable member of the team with excellent communication skills and be able to communicate at all levels. You will have strong passion for Quality and Technical and this will be reflected in the work you do. You will need to be able to work well within a team but also stand alone and be a self-motivated individual.
You will be a food science / technology graduate and/or possess previous technical experience from within the food manufacturing industry. You will have excellent organisation and communication skills, a good knowledge of HACCP/qualifications and experience using customer product specifications software is desirable. You will also have good accuracy, high attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
We are looking for motivated, talented individuals to join our team in a period of growth. Recently voted Food Manufacturer of the Year by business Insider’s Manufacturing Awards, Number 8 in the Grocer’s fast 50 and listed in the Investec Top 100 mid market growing companies, FTSE Top 1000 European companies for growth and listed in the London Stock Exchange Top 1000 growing companies this is an opportunity with unrivalled personal development and progression potential.