Raw Materials QA

Raw Materials Technologist - Bo'ness


We're proud to be Bakkavor 


  • Tuesday-Saturday

  • 07.30-15.30

  • Permanent

  • Up to £25,732, depending on experience

  • Highly competitive reward package including life insurance, staff shop, MyBargains discount platform and more.  


Why join us? 
We’re proud to offer you a career with a global leader in the fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to give everyone the opportunity and support to develop and progress their career. To nurture talent, fuel ambition and work with resilience and purpose to achieve the highest possible standards. 


What we do. 
This particular role is based at our Bakkavor Salads Bo'ness site, which employs over 1,000 people and produces food-to-go salads and salad accompaniments to a number of customers.  It is located 3.5 miles from Linlithgow and 8 miles to Falkirk. 


About the role. 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven and motivated Raw Materials Quality Auditor to join our food manufacturing technical team - to be accountable for ensuring industry leading high standards of product safety, quality & legality. 

Job Accountabilities: 

  • Assessing all incoming deliveries against a pre-determined raw material specification. 
  • Maintaining accurate records of all raw materials (including packaging) entering the site
  • Collecting samples for microbiological, nutritional, quality and chemical sampling against a pre-determined schedule and report progress in a timely manner
  • With guidance from Line Manager, coordinating day to day activities to deliver improvement of Technical KPIs 
  • Participating in Technical audits including customer and Group Technical, ensuring all relevant raw material information is available and completed in the required timescale
  • Auditing compliance against Quality Management Systems, GMP and HACCP controls - raising all non-conformances against relevant standards with objective evidence, effectively communicated to enable the operational teams to take the appropriate and necessary corrective action & to follow up and monitor completion of actions
  • Developing relationships with suppliers by ensuring all non-conformances are communicated in a timely manner.  Monitoring whether responses have been received and review the action plans to ensure root cause has been considered.   
  • Ensuring that all customer complaints in relation to raw materials are investigated satisfactorily and corrective actions are agreed and documented.  Investigation findings will be reported to the site Quality/Systems Manager.  
  • Logging non-conformances associated with raw materials identified through intake checks, factory issues and/or customer complaints in order that supplier performance can be monitored and trended.   
  • Operating in a safe working manner and support the site/business on continuous improvement relating to health, safety and the environment 

About you 
 You will be a driven and highly motivated with the willingness to learn.
Great attention to detail is needed in this role as you will be required to fill documentation out which must be correct.
You will be an excellent communicator who has the ability to liaise with other areas of the business when required and who can work alone with a proactive and innovative approach to problem solving.
You will have strong computer skills to be successful in this role.  
You will always adopt a thorough and diligent approach to every task and you will be able to demonstrate our key values – Respect & Trust each other, be proud of what we do, keep the customer at the heart of what we do, get it right keep it right. 


What you’ll receive. 
As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  


You’ll enjoy: 


  • Life Assurance (1 x salary) 

  • Staff Shop, Stakeholder Pension Scheme 

  • MyBargains Discount Platform 

  • Personal Accident Insurance 

  • Free Independent Mortgage Advice 

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • A range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans) 

  • Discounted tutoring for children 

  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary 

  • Private Medical Insurance (after 5 years' service 

  • Free car parking, fantastic staff shop, company events, £250 refer a friend scheme and more. 


Proud to be Bakkavor. 
We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 


Find out more and apply.






We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,000 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 3,000 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.


Category:  Technical

Boness, GB, EH51 9SJ

Date:  19 Jun 2024
Req ID:  20538