Greencore Group

Specification Technologist

Location
Park Royal
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
20 Sep 2019
Ref
greencore/TP/798/4036
Contact
Ms Chantelle Christie
Function
Technical
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Description

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing over 11,000 colleagues across 15 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Park Royal, we have a team of around 1,150 colleagues. We produce sandwiches, wraps and platters for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-op, Spar, Wilko, Sutherlands, Iceland and Poundland.

What you'll be doing

As Specification Technologist, your key focus will be to ensure that all customer specifications, pack copies and artwork are accurately set up and that all the necessary customer documentation is produced to meet critical path timescales and launch deadlines.

The role of Specification Technologist is quite varied and no two days are the same. You could be working on a new product range or making changes to existing ranges, so developing a key understanding of products will be essential. You will be responsible for reviewing copy artwork to ensure that the pack information is accurate and also in line with customer technical labelling policies, so you’ll understand the importance of getting things right first time.

You will also get involved in reviewing raw material specification content to develop ‘Gold Standard’ specifications for each raw material in order to improve compliance.

What we’re looking for

Experience of working within a similar role within food manufacturing and have knowledge of writing specifications for retailers.
Strong communication and influencing skills and be comfortable in dealing with a wide range of people at all levels.
Someone comfortable managing multiple tasks and delivering results against tight deadlines.
Talent to analyse information alongside the ability to transfer the data accurately and clearly within reports.
Someone who has completed your Food Safety and Health and Safety at Level 2.
Good understanding of specifications system and be computer literate to a strong level.

What you’ll get in return

Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Holidays
Pension up to 8% matched
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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