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Category Technologist

  • Department: Finance, Legal and Internal Audit
  • Location: Knightsbridge
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 10486

Our Food Safety department are looking for a Category Technologist to oversee the product science, safety and risk management of our fresh produce, food to go and juice selections in store. This exciting and unique opportunity will recognise you as a subject expert in our food team and work to ensure that Harrods products are consistently produced to an exceptional quality.

About Us

As the world’s leading luxury retail emporium, we make the impossible possible, and our Food Halls and Restaurants offer is evolving and expanding rapidly across our stores offering new services to all our customers. We are a welcoming and close-knit family who are passionate about food and beverage, and aim to craft experiences that are the highlight of our customers’ visits.

About You

You will be a passionate and inquisitive food technologist, with experience and knowledge of product safety and management. You will have knowledge of HACCP and specification management and a relevant Degree in Food Science/Tech or equivalent. You will be accustomed to working with 3rd parties as well as key colleagues in buying supply management and food manufacturing and development.

Experience in food retail or food manufacturing is desirable, as is knowledge of food safety management systems and experience in supplier auditing. Knowledge of the BRC (British Retail Consort) would be advantageous to your application but not essential.

As a Category Technologist you will be responsible for supplier approval and ongoing capability assessment through ongoing supplier management and risk assessment. You will assess product suitability for International countries to ensure compliance with legal and religious requirements and the collating of supporting documentation.

You will be a custodian of the integrity of Harrods Brand through effective product and supplier approval and management. You will work with cross functional team to foster continuous improvement of our supply base through the deployment of supplier scorecard. You will deliver the Technical strategy for supplier management, raising the bar of quality, sustainability and responsible sourcing and food safety culture through Harrods Own Label supplier base. In this exciting role you will ultimately contribute and support in the creation of products of unrivalled quality, that are safe and legal, and worthy of the world’s greatest food emporium.

Our promise to you

If you are looking to take the next step in your career with a dedication to food safety in a role that addresses premium produce management for a prestigious brand, then this role will see you thrive. We take pride in the development and management of our broad food portfolio and are excited to see you exceed in this unique position.

More immediately, you will benefit from an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely you

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram

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