Artwork and Specifications Manager

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
06 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Job Description:

Operating as part of the central Technical function, you will manage the Artwork & Specifications Team, ensuring all product specifications and artwork is compliant with legislative requirements and company standards

What will you be doing?

Lead, motivate and inspire the Artwork & Specifications Team in line with JDR SPIRIT values to achieve personal development and continuous improvement through effective training, development plans, succession planning and recruitment.

  • Manage the programme of activity to ensure that the right level of focus is assigned to tasks.
  • Develop and report appropriate key performance indicators associated with labelling and retailer specifications to monitor, maintain and improve year on year performance.
  • Ensure compliance with all quality, food safety, legal and customer requirements for finished product specifications and artwork, developing our systems and processes where required.
  • Develop, implement and maintain relevant procedures and master data information for finished product specifications and product labelling compliance.
  • Develop and manage the JDR nutrition sampling and testing schedules.

What will you bring?

Great Judgement

  •  Able to effectively lead and motivate team to deliver on objectives and tasks
  •  High regard for compliance with standards, able to develop and implement processes and procedures

Cultural Fit

  •  Aligned with our culture and values, working collaboratively with others
  •  Excellent levels of self-awareness and strong management skills: develops self and others

Motivated to Make a Difference

  •  Highly motivated to achieve outstanding results through self & others
  •  Continuous improvement focus seeking new ways to improve performance

Experience and Skills

  •  Degree qualified or equivalent industry experience with detailed understanding of food product specifications, labelling legislation and/or retailer requirements
  •  Experience of working with procurement, NPD & marketing teams

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