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Naturex is an international leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sectors. Naturex operates its business through three business units, food and beverage, health and nutrition and personal care. The company operates 16 production locations around the world and employs around 1,700 people. Naturex became part of Givaudan in 2018. 

Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com

QC Technician

About Us:

Creating clear market leadership in natural extracts and ingredients, Naturex, part of Givaudan, is internationally known as a leader in plant extraction and the development of natural ingredients and solutions for the food, health and beauty sections.  We are the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, We develop tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a desire to change, we create flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 181 locations, we have almost 15,000 employees worldwide. Discover more at www.givaudan.com.

About the Role

Being a Quality Specialist in Naturex, a manufacturer of Nataral Food Colourings, you will be part of the Flavour Quality Control team located in Overseal, Derbyshire and reporting directly to the Quality Manager, ensuring the supply of quality products to our Customers. The hours will be part of a shift rota covering the hours 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

You Will:

  • Ensure all raw materials, in process and finished product quality testing are carried out to meet production time limitations
  • Release of raw materials for use, finished goods for sale in compliance with specifications and validations of orders for despatch
  • Perform internal microbiological analysis by petrifilm
  • Evaluate new raw materials and pre-shipment samples
  • Perform shelf life trials
  • Perform environmental monitoring including swabs
  • Maintain records and documentation according to established procedures
  • Perform internal audits
  • Ensure compliance to procedures in the manual, including all aspects of quality, environment and health and safety.
  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment to the required standard
  • Respect Health & Safety rules and procedures

You Have:

  • 18+ months experience in a Chemical Laboratory, ideally in a food manufacturing environment
  • A Level or equivalent in a science subject and Maths.
  • Knowledge of UV/VIS spectrophotometer, colorimetry, GC-FID, particle size analysis an advantage

Our Benefits:

  • Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Shopping and Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Fragrance Purchases
  • Great Learning Culture



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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