Specifications Technologist

Blue Spark
East of England
05 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

We are working with a leading food manufacturing company who works across exciting food categories and supplies major UK retailers with innovative chilled products. They are seeking a switched on Specifications Technologist to join their dedicated team and help them retain their reputation for high quality products.

The Role

In this key technical role you’ll report to the Technical Manager, support the NPD, Process & Quality functions and be responsible for:

  • Writing, processing and approving product specifications, ensuring that all products are in line with company and customer values and standards.
  • Managing day to day technical tasks from monitoring systems and HACCP controls to updating non-conformance logs and handling customer complaints.
  • Liaising regularly with suppliers, customers and internal teams, undertaking risk assessments and taking responsibility for sign-off of all stages of product lifecycles.
  • Assisting with management of the critical path, collating data from factory trials and ensuring all information is accurate and up to date to guarantee successful product launches.

The Person

Suit a Food science graduate or related qualification who has previously worked in a similar chilled food manufacturing role and gained proven experience of managing specifications for the major retailers. You’ll need to have a working knowledge of retail online specification systems and as well as a good understanding of the technical processes of product development. Methodical and analytical in your approach you’ll need to have good organisation and project management skills alongside a keen eye for detail as you will be working to tight deadlines. You will also have great communication skills as you will be in frequent liaison with internal and external colleagues as well as high profile customers.

This is a great chance to join a large food business where you can progress your technical career, so if you have the drive, energy and enthusiasm to take on this fast paced role then apply now or contact us for more information.


Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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