Laboratory Analyst - Chemical
Job Location: Alfreton
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
About the Role:
A great opportunity to join our laboratory team within the Quality department at Ferrero Alfreton as the site continues on its exciting journey of growth and integration into the wider Ferrero group.
Based within the laboratory team at our Alfreton production site you will be conducting chemical analysis on the various components within the manufacturing processes of our delicious chocolates and confectionary products.
With a focus on the testing and analysis of raw materials, you will also have the opportunity to expand your skills and get involved in microbiological, packaging, physical and taste analysis of raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods to ensure the technological quality and integrity of Ferrero products.
You’ll work collaboratively with the operational teams and colleagues across the quality function to ensure that all sampling, testing and analysis is conducted in a timely manner, minimising impact to the wider production operation.
Who we are looking for:
We’re looking for someone with a scientific background, with a chemistry degree or similar. Experience working within a laboratory would be beneficial and knowledge of GC, HPLC and traditional wet chemistry / traditional techniques would be advantageous. Previous expereince in instrument use such as a Karl Fischer Tirtration, Anton Paar Viscometer or a Soxtherm Extraction System desirable. You will be willing to learn and develop your existing skill base to ensure you gain a rounded knowledge of the business and additional experience across the various lab team roles.
You will be detail orientated, working with a high level of accuracy and quality at all times. You will have great communication skills and have an ability and desire to build strong, collaborative working relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders. You will enjoy making a difference and will embrace change and improving ways of working.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.