Junior / Graduate Specifications Technologist

Food & Drink Recruit
£18,000 +Benefits
Closing date
4 Oct 2019

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Graduate Opportunity - Junior Specifications Technologist - 1 year contract, Oldham

Salary £18,000 plus benefits

The Company is a c£170million business which supplies cake and desserts to service the own brands of major retailers, there are two sites both based in the North West at Oldham and Bolton.

Their products include, high end celebration cake products, slab cakes and mainstream desserts, they mostly supply Marks & Spencer's although they also supply major retailers including Sainsbury's, Tesco's Co-op and Aldi and Morrisons.

The Company is a profitable business with a clear commercial strategy and a strong relationship with its customers and suppliers through its energy, style and commitment to partner relationships and quality.

They currently have a vacancy for a Process Technologist to join their forward thinking NPD team at their Oldham site.

Key example accountabilities for this role are as follows: -

  • Creation and Issue of Internal label /packaging /artwork Specifications
  • Creation and Issue of Customer Sample Submission Forms
  • Maintenance of Internal Critical Path milestone plan from Concept through to launch inorder to track issues and raise concerns in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and cleansing Internal NPD electronic filing system and specifications and artwork filing system
  • Completing ad hock tasks for Senior NPD Team
  • Supporting the Procedures Specifications & Artwork for the NPD department

Candidate Profile:

  • Ideally graduate or equivalent
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is vital
  • High level administration including an aptitude for working with systems
  • Ability to plan workloads and prioritise
  • Must be fully competent with pc packages
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, keen, eager with a hands-on approach
  • Strong presentation, communication and engagement skills.
  • Good network and knowledge of suppliers, raw materials and equipment.
  • An understanding of key food safety principles, including HACCP.
  • Critical eye for detail.

Hours of Work 8:30 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:30 - 16:00 Friday


  • Salary £18,000
  • 25 days holiday a year and 8 statutory holidays
  • Money purchase pension scheme with 2% contribution of salary
  • Discount scheme operating across several online and high street retailers
  • 25 days holiday a year and 8 statutory holidays
  • Money purchase pension scheme

To Apply: Please press the 'apply' button

Due to the amount of applications received, only those who our client wishes to progress will be contacted. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for reading this advertisement.

This role may be of interest to people in the following: Specifications Technologist, Artwork Packaging Technician, Technical Assistant, QA, Quality Controller, Science Graduate, Food Sustainability Advisor, Nutritional Grad, Quality Assurance, Manchester, Bolton, Preston, Warrington, Wigan, Lancashire

Food and Drink Recruit are a leading specialist recruitment agency. We can fill any specialised roles for Food and Drink Manufacturing Companies across the UK.

Our recruitment covers all disciplines such as NPD, Technical, Quality, Engineering, HR, Production, IT, Purchasing, Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Planning etc.

Check our website for more details: www.foodanddrinkrecruit.co.uk

Contact Us
  • Spen Court
  • Leeds
  • LS16
  • GB
  • 0113 2250 907
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