Interim Specification Manager

East Anglia
£Daily Rate
19 Jul 2018
19 Aug 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Role: Interim Specification Manager

Pay: £Daily Rate

Length: 12 Months

The Company

You’ll be working for a well established, well respected and successful food manufacturer. They’ve got sites up and down the country. They supply the major multiples, and have got pretty impressive range of products. 

In the last year they’ve also used a number of interims. This is good. This means you’re going to meet other interims, who’ll pass you leads in the future (maybe!) and that – if you do a good job – there’s a decent chance of being called back.

Another note about this company – they’re not using any other agencies to recruit for this role.

I know, I know, it’s pretty upsetting. You’re going to have to talk to us if you want to get put forward.

Sophie is recruiting for it, though, so at least she’s a nice human being and a talented recruiter.

The Role

This is maternity cover for the current specification manager.

You’ll be spending your time managing two technologists, and working through a hefty old workload on the specs side. 

It’s a year long. Which is pretty awesome for an initial contract length.

It’s also on a daily rate. And not too shoddy a daily rate, either, given that it’s for a year.

You’ll be working from site.

Oh! And they’ll pay expenses too, which is lovely. 45p a mile, evening meal, hotel etc.


Ideally, you’re going to be a career interim. If you’re immediately available, though, and have the right background – we can probably consider you anyway.

  • Need to have a background in food. I know this is pretty obvious, but we weirdly get a lot of applicants from IT etc who don’t know what a specs tech is and apply anyway. This is in food.
  • Be available to start immediately. Or very soon.
  • You’ve been a specs manager. Or… you can write specs, have done so recently, and have managed teams before. That might work too.
  • You’re can write specs. That’s pretty obvious, I suppose, but there you go.
  • Be able to write retailer specifications.

In return, what do you get?

The chance to work for one of UK’s leading food manufacturers. With multiple sites across the country there will be opportunities for the future.

They also use interims regularly – so potentially future jobs!

As it is a yearlong contract you will have guaranteed work for a year AND on a daily rate.

You get paid by us, too, so you don’t have to worry about payment terms, about chasing invoices, etc. We’ve never not paid anyone.

And our office manager is a lovely man, who makes sure everyone gets paid on time etc and makes sure your timesheets and invoices work etc etc etc. And he’s a pleasure to talk to.

Finally, it’s working in a really nice part of the world. 

What You Need to Do.

Call me. Or email me. I would love to tell you more about the role.

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