Specification Technologist

Dependent on experience
11 Oct 2017
11 Nov 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Specification Technologist

The company is an ambient foods packer and importer which currently supply a number of the major retailers as well as food service and manufacturing companies. The role holder will handle product specifications, multiple suppliers and a high number of customers. The role holder reports directly into Head of Technical and Quality.


The key day-to-day tasks of the Specification Technologist include:

  • To complete specifications on web based retail specification systems including all supporting documentation including the preparation of additional documentation and attachment to the specifications
  • To prepare and maintain internal specifications including all supporting documentation 
  • To maintain and update supplier assurance systems as required
  • Checking artwork to final copy ensure packaging information is correct and legal for new and existing product development
  • To update/maintain hard copy and computer based files
  • To request ingredient and packaging specifications, ensuring they are correct and available when required
  • To produce external reports as requested by customers
  • To assist other departments and members of the technical team with product technical data as required


Key attributes of the Specification Technologist include:

  • Educated to a degree level within a food related discipline desirable
  • Experience of working within a food  manufacturing environment highly advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Retailer specifications system experience essential
  • Food legislation understanding is essential
  • FMCG experience desirable
  • Experience and ability of operating in a fast paced working environment is also essential and proven track record in meeting demanding timescales
  • Must display a meticulous, accurate and organised approach to managing workload. 
  • Ability to provide a reliable and efficient service with minimum supervision.

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