Bakery Technologist - Macphie

Join our Team – Bakery technologist

Are you a creative and well organised person with a passion for food? We may have the job for you!

We are looking for a Bakery technologist to join team here at Glenbervie. In this role you will be taking responsibility to develop and optimize recipes and processes to achieve high-quality products, focusing on New Product Development (NPD) and Existing Product Development (EPD). You will also oversee factory trial design criteria, monitoring, reporting, and testing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify risks and uncertainties, providing actionable recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with legislative guidelines on functional raw materials.
  • Utilize knowledge of HACCP and food safety protocols.
  • Leverage understanding of functional ingredients (raising agents, emulsifiers, improvers, enzymes) for product enhancement.
  • Apply enzyme technology in bakery applications, ensuring optimal use and results.
  • Develop and base compound products in categories like concentrated product formats, ‘all-in-one’ powder mixes, and wet compounds.
  • Manage projects, ensuring recipes are developed within controlled costs, agreed timelines, and design specifications.
  • Communicate effectively and work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Lead the NPD process, particularly for powder products, and monitor project progress.
  • Requisition ingredient samples and liaise with pilot operatives regarding materials and processing conditions.
  • Maintain accurate records of all recipes, tests, and results.
  • Coordinate with customers to assist in project completion and understand their specific requirements.
  • Raise specifications and technical data sheets as needed.
  • Collaborate with purchasing, stock control, production, and QC departments for factory trials.
  • Liaise with suppliers for new or alternative raw materials.

The person

This opportunity will be well suited to someone who enjoys a hands-on approach to work and can demonstrate a passion for our industry as well as an enthusiasm to learn with a healthy dose of curiosity. You will have a natural aptitude for problem solving and a first-class ability for planning, organising and communicating.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree in Food Processing, Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
  • Practical and technical expertise in professional craft bakery skills
  • Experience with frostings, fillings and UHT would be beneficial
  • Commercial awareness with the ability to develop cost-effective recipes within set timelines.
  • Previous project management experience.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work accurately and at a fast pace.

Indulge in the Sweet Perks of Joining Macphie!

At Macphie, we believe in crafting not only delightful culinary experiences but also providing our team with a recipe for success in their professional lives. Here is a taste of how we’ll look after you as part of our Sweet Success:

πŸ›«Annual Leave: Recharge your batteries with a generous annual leave entitlement of 23 days, plus 9 public holidays, giving you a refreshing total of 32 days to explore, relax, and savour life outside of work.

πŸ’° Profit-Related Pay (PRP): Your dedication will not go unnoticed! Enjoy conditional PRP, aligning with our company’s performance and rewarding your commitment to our shared success.

🏦 Pension Perks: Secure your financial future with our pension enrolment, where you contribute 5%, and we match it with a 3% employer contribution.

🌈 Health and Wellness Buffet: We care about your well-being. Access our Employee Assistance Program, a 24/7 GP line, and indulge in our cycle-to-work scheme. Keep your mind and body in top shape with our Leisure Subsidy Scheme and free fruit offerings.

πŸš— Eco-Friendly Commute: Embrace sustainable living with our electric car charging stations. Enjoy the convenience of free parking while contributing to a greener planet.

πŸ“š Lifelong Learning: Cultivate your mind with our company further education scheme and unlock opportunities for personal and professional growth.

πŸ‘Ά Family First: We support your journey into parenthood with enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption pay.

🌟 Exclusive Employee Benefits: Revel in exclusive benefits like an education bursary via our employee trust and Funeral Concierge provided by Everest Funeral Concierge Service, a brand-new benefit.

🌐 Beyond Probation: Once you have passed probation over the initial three months, you will then be able to unlock an array of group benefits, including private medical insurance & Westfield Health, permanent health insurance, and 3x death in service life assurance.

And now, let us talk about what we need from you:

Like every employer, legally, we require to check and confirm that you have the right to work in the UK. If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks that we need to complete before you can start with us. In addition to the above, we will also collect satisfactory employment references.

πŸ“† Ready to Join the Culinary Adventure? Successful applicants will be invited, to participate in an initial telephone screening call, followed by a face-to-face interview at our office at Glenbervie. Indulge your passion for food, elevate your career, and join us at Macphie, where every day is a celebration of Sweet Success! 🍰

Join us and be part of a team that is shaping the future of bakery products!