Butternut Box is hiring a

Quality Control Technician

Doncaster, United Kingdom

Raw Material Specialist 

Job Description

Step Level 2.0

As a Raw Material Specialist , you will report into the Raw Material Quality Lead at both Rudie's Kitchen and Ace’s Pantry, the two units at our site near Doncaster.  Your role helps to ensure that the company quality system is operated in a controlled and effective manner, ensuring product quality is maintained from raw materials through to finished goods. In this role you will have the freedom of making your own decisions. You will have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally. This role operates on a schedule of Monday - Friday days based with some flexibility of evening and weekend working if needed. The role will involve:

  • Ensure new ingredients are smoothly integrated into everyday operation, using the site Quality Management system
  • Raising non conformances (for raw materials and,  in some instances, finished goods), including supplier, procurement & supply chain liaison
  • Managing held stock, e.g. disposal, downgrade, release
  • Conduct investigations into non-conformance (e.g. incidents, analytical testing, audits and customer complaints), monitor corrective actions.
  • Goods intake checks and ensuring excellence in all aspects of quality and food safety
  • Ensure a proactive approach to process and system control/management through educating to the broader team
  • Work safely & uphold the company’s health & safety policies.
  • Conduct product testing on incoming raw materials and finished goods
  • Collect & book in samples for microbiological & nutritional analysis
  • Ensure daily / weekly / monthly QA scheduled tasks (e.g. calibration of equipment, internal audits, GMP audits) are completed on time and any subsequent actions are followed up.


The Successful Applicant

A bit about you:

  • Loves dogs (naturally)
  • Experience in reviewing raw material and/or finished product specifications
  • The ability to interpret written standards, such as QAS, and apply them to product assessment
  • A strong communicator, able to communicate effectively at all levels, with a conscientious and diligent attitude
  • The ability to be flexible, multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Able to undertake manual handling and taste testing
  • Able to work in a chilled environment
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • IT literate
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Inquisitive and keen to learn about new commodity groups
  • Hungry for a challenge and keen to build something from the ground up

About Us

At Butternut, the mission is to deliver health and happiness to dogs and their humans all over the world. In order to do just that, they need a team of forward-thinking, driven people who love dogs as much as they do. And they need quite a big kitchen too. Which is precisely why they have built one.

Located in Doncaster, Rudie's Kitchen will be the place where all the magic happens, so to speak. It's where the tasty Butternut meals and treats will be gently cooked, using human-quality ingredients because, the way they see it, they wouldn't serve food to dogs that they wouldn't be happy to eat themselves. At Butternut, they believe dogs deserve better, and if that's something you think too, we want to hear from you.

Butternut has come a long way since Kev & Dave (co-founders) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, and they are now looking for brilliant people to join the team for this next part of the story.


What's on Offer

A bit about what Butternut Box offer:

    • Monday to Friday office hours working (with flexibility needed occasionally)
    • 257.5 hours of holiday per year, plus an additional 8 hours per year of service (to a total of 5 years)
    • 39 hours of pre-booked “Paws days” to support good wellbeing and self care.
    • £500 personal learning & development budget
    • Free on-site parking and electric car charging
    • Butternut Box employee discount
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Pension with NEST


❗️A few things to note: 

  • We're open to a hybrid working pattern for this role, please give us some details on your application how this would look to you. 
  • There is no closing date for this role. However, we normally experience a high volume of applications so if you are interested we suggest applying as soon as possible.
  • We aim to respond to all applicants personally. Our recruitment team is small so do bear with us.
  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
  • We're not afraid of putting extra weight on candidates from underrepresented groups. We want strong, diverse teams built from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. We're ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.
  • We are not looking for external agency support with this role.
  • You might know this role as a Food Safety Coordinator, or Food Safety Auditor or Quality Control Technician but in Butternut we call this a Raw Material Specialist.


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