Specification & Artwork Compliance Technologist

3 days left

circa £30,000
16 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Specification & Artwork Compliance Technologist


circa £30,000




We have a great opportunity for an ambitious and driven Specification, artwork and compliance Technologist to join the Technical team in Manchester. My client is looking for a Technologist, to ensure that all internal and customer specifications, pack copies and artwork are created accurately and that all the necessary documentation is produced to meet critical path timescales and associated launch deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a similar role within food manufacturing or within the seafood or frozen sector. Knowledge of writing specifications for retailers will be extremely beneficial. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable managing multiple tasks, delivering results against tight deadlines and have the talent to analyse information alongside the ability to transfer data accurately and clearly. Strong computer
literacy skills are a must and formal food related qualifications will be beneficial.

You will liaise with customers and manufacturing and distribution operations across the globe, as well as internal commercial teams to provide support to the business. Visits to other sites and supplier sites may be required, therefore a full driving license is critical.


Duties & Responsibilities

Management of both raw material and finished product specifications using numerous online platforms, ensuring all specifications are accurate and up to date

Management of own label packaging from initial concept through to delivery of printed materials, proof reading and also daily label checks and approval on existing products.

Responsibility for reviewing copy artwork to ensure that the packaging information is accurate and also in line with customer technical labelling policies and relevant regulations.

Maintenance of Technical documentation files, including for raw materials and purchased products including, Certificates of Analysis, third party accreditation and self-audit questionnaires.

Product testing to include organoleptic and visual assessment, and basic product quality attribute assessment

Collate when required other technical information for customers, and deal with customer queries.

Handling, investigating and closing out customer complaints

Completion of customer risk assessment questionnaires as required

Any other technical duties which may be required


Preferred Skills and Experience

Previous writing and approving customer specifications within the Retail and Food-service sector

Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess regulations for foodstuffs to communicate their meaning and impact to all levels and functions

Knowledge of retailer codes of practice, requirements & systems.

Excellent organisation and time management skills.

Good Microsoft Office skills.

Formal food related qualifications will be beneficial.

Full Driving License


For more information, please contact Alexander Thornton in the Watford Branch of CPA.




0208 203 1000

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