Specifications Technologist

Greater Manchester
£25000 - £30000 per annum
09 Oct 2018
06 Nov 2018
Gilbert Gregory
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Specifications Technologist


Greater Manchester

Job Reference: GG/4159

Core Purpose:

To ensure the effective and efficient management of customer and supplier specifications including finished product, ingredients and packaging working over a variety of bespoke hard copy, web and electronic platforms. Specifications must be accurate, comprehensive and fully compliant with company, customer and regulatory requirements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure all supplier specifications undergo a thorough review at the prescribed frequency and are fully compliant with Company, Customer and Regulatory requirements.
  • To ensure all supplier specifications are current, approved and available to the European business as required by our QMS and compliance standards.
  • Working with NPD and customer provisional specifications ensure accurate, comprehensive and fully compliant Customer finished product specifications collated and approved.
  • Work closely with raw material suppliers to agree quality parameters which support appropriate checks at goods intake to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure completed Customer finished product specifications are up-loaded to Customer web based or electronic platforms in accordance with the Customer protocol or "code of practice".
  • To be the principle point of contact for any specification related queries either internally of customer based.
  • Amend and update Customer finished product specification as required in accordance Customer protocol or "code of practice".
  • Ensure finished product labels are accurate, comprehensive and fully compliant with Guenther, customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the management of the third part compliance sign-off process.
  • Ensure compliance with updated technical policies, current labelling standards and regulatory changes.

Main Job Requirements:

Education / Certifications -

  • Diploma or Higher in a Food Science related subject.

Job Related Experience/Skills -

  • Thorough understanding of Quality and Food Safety Systems
  • Intimated knowledge of AIB, BRC, SQMS, Religious & Regulatory audits
  • Proficient in the use of PC, MS Office and Web based tools.
  • Diplomacy and strong interpersonal

Knowledge Skills & Abilities -

  • Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills and able to facilitate and present.
  • Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data.
  • The ability to communicate targets & goals in a clear concise manner and provide space and time for colleagues to deliver against these.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels - written, verbal, facilitator, presentation
  • Self-motivated and disciplined in work output
  • Highly organised logical thinker able to prioritise and plan

Behavioural Competencies -

  • Results focused and driven
  • Demonstrate leadership and continually seeks improvement
  • Results and task focused
  • Enthusiastic and able to motivate other employees

Next steps…

Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send your CV with GG/4159 as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463.

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