Food Applications Technologist


Employment: Full time

17 August 2021

Let’s color the world!

We are GNT, an ambitious and innovative family-run business with a colorful character! With our EXBERRY® brand, we are the market leader in the field of Coloring Foods. Our colorings are 100% natural and are made from fruits, vegetables and plants.

We are world champions when it comes to utilizing the bounty of nature and strive to continuously innovate and improve natural color ingredients for the consumer. By carefully preserving all of nature’s beauty and goodness, we are able to offer our clients the highest quality and most reliable products. This is what continues to motivate us every day!

The most important ingredients for GNT’s success are our employees and the cooperation that exists between them. We believe in teamwork and we are there for one another, our clients, our suppliers and our partners. That is what makes us GNT.

Due to the growth of GNT UK Ltd as a subsidiary of the GNT Group we are seeking a:

Food Applications Technologist (M/F, FT)

What do we expect of you?

The right person will join our local Applications team and work closely with Technical Sales colleagues to assist in developing solutions for the application of GNT’s EXBERRY® Coloring Food ingredients. Whilst our work can be in response to customer briefs, we are also looking for someone who can identify and create new business opportunities and assist in the smooth running of the laboratory.

Job description

  • Provide application support using our portfolio of Coloring Foods, evaluate product performance (taste and stability) over shelf life and troubleshoot technical issues in a wide range of food applications.

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritise between a variety of business initiatives within tight deadlines.

  • Enter and maintain accurate records of work, including project status, formulations, process instructions, evaluations, as well as supporting documentation such as technical data sheets.

  • Apply food processing knowledge and technical findings to develop proactively new product applications and grow meaningful business opportunities.

  • Keep up to date on new ingredients, formulation, new technologies to provide our customers with cutting edge solutions

  • Keep up to date with latest food trends, natural colors market evolution and industry challenges in beverages and other food applications

  • Attend relevant conferences and identify resources (internal and external) to enhance capabilities and continuously improve technical knowledge

  • Communicate to cross-functional teams with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Interact at group level to support colleagues, share technical knowledge and strengthen GNT knowhow

  • The position may require occasional travel both within the UK and to our European facilities when current health crisis and restrictions are lifted.

What can you offer us?

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Degree or higher education qualification in food science or food technology

  • 2-5 years’ experience in the food industry, preferably in the sweet sector (beverage, confectionery, dairy)

  • Excellent technical skills and broad understanding of food and drink categories (non-alcoholic drinks, alcoholic drinks, confectionery, dairy, bakery, savoury)

  • Knowledge of food ingredients, formulation and interaction, specifically within food colors / flavors would be an advantage.

  • Broad awareness of food and beverage industry processes across the categories highlighted.

  • Demonstrating good project management and time management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, plan, and deliver projects on time to a high standard

  • Proven ability to assimilate technical information and to document projects with attention to details and present results with commercial relevance

  • Capable of working on specific customer briefs and also on pro-active projects where we expect involvement in the design of such brief to develop new business opportunities in line with market trends

  • Self-motivated with very good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to operate lab equipment (bench top and pilot) and maintain a safe and clean working environment

  • Some flexibility with working in the office and working from home during this sanitary crisis

Personal Skills

  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Driven

  • Ambitious

  • Creative mindset

  • Enthusiastic

  • Keen attention to details and processes

  • Effective communication

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Team player

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

  • Fluent in English, basic understanding of German would be an advantage

What do we find important?

We operate globally, yet remain an independent, family-owned business committed to investing in products, technology and importantly, our people. The people who work for GNT are flexible, friendly, supportive and passionate individuals that work collaboratively to deliver service, expertise and ultimately grow sales and market share.

What do we offer you?

GNT wishes to retain the current harmonious working environment and therefore welcome team players with a positive outlook and promising future perspective. In return for all your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive package of benefits (salaried position, bonus scheme, pension contributions, health and wellness). Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and position.

We color the world, do you?

If you believe you satisfy our desired profile and would be interested in applying for this position, please contact us in writing including your CV, as well as your cover letter, salary expectations and earliest possible start date to: or by post to GNT UK Ltd, Emilie Humbert (Applications Manager), Bakum House, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 0DL.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 10th September 2021.

Annet van Leenders
Head of Group HR
Bakum House, Etwall Road, Mickleover
DE3 0DL - Derby, United Kingdom