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Food Technologist

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Permanent
VAC- 37572

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Our Food Safety and Technical department are now on the lookout for a talented Food Technologist to join their team here at Harrods.

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the role

As a Food Technologist, you will be the custodian of our product integrity, ensuring safety, legality, and quality. You will manage Harrods suppliers for our own label fresh, ambient products, and kitchen ingredients, driving continuous improvement and sustainability within our supply chain.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Safety & Quality - Ensure products meet exceptional quality standards, investigate issues, and implement corrective actions.
  • Food Law & Governance - Stay current with industry laws, maintain due diligence, and ensure accurate product information.
  • Suppliers - Approve and assess suppliers, conduct audits, and verify compliance with safety and quality standards.
  • Product Development - Manage technical aspects of the NPD process, ensuring safety and quality standards, and verify compliance with company standards.

About you

We are seeking a highly qualified Food Technologist who holds a degree in Food Science, Technology, or a related field. You will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in retail or manufacturing, with a robust knowledge of Food Safety Management Systems and supplier auditing. Proficiency in HACCP and specification management is essential, and having experience as a lead auditor is highly desirable. You should be detail-oriented, knowledgeable in food safety protocols, and capable of ensuring product quality and compliance.

Qualities you will also have:

  • Experience in managing a wide portfolio of products across different categories.
  • ​Proven track record of developing site standards and working with SMEs (BRC manufacturing, Agents and Brokers experience preferable).
  • Analytical skills and able to think strategically.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Agile with the flexibility to travel and occasionally work on weekends.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) 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.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

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

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