This ambient foods producer and importer, which currently supplies a number of the major retailers as well as major food service and manufacturing companies, is looking to add a Specifications Technologist to the team.
The role holder will handle product specifications, multiple suppliers and a high number of customers and report directly into Head of Technical and Quality.
The key day-to-day tasks of the Specification Technologist include:
To complete specifications on web based retail specification systems including all supporting documentation including the preparation of additional documentation and attachment to the specifications
To prepare and maintain internal specifications including all supporting documentation
To maintain and update supplier assurance systems as required
Checking artwork to final copy ensure packaging information is correct and legal for new and existing product development
To update/maintain hard copy and computer based files
To request ingredient and packaging specifications, ensuring they are correct and available when required
To produce external reports as requested by customers including creation of supply chain maps, chain of custody documentation, supplier questionnaire
To assist other departments and members of the technical team with product technical data as required
Key attributes of the Specification Technologist include:
Educated to a degree level within a food related discipline desirable
Experience of working within a food manufacturing environment highly advantageous
At least 12 months experience of specification writing for branded and own brand products for major retailers, food service or major manufacturers and a variety of platforms is essential
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Retailer specifications system experience essential
Food legislation understanding is essential
FMCG experience desirable
Experience and ability of operating in a fast paced working environment is also essential and proven track record in meeting demanding timescales
Must display a meticulous, accurate and organised approach to managing workload.
Ability to provide a reliable and efficient service with minimum supervision.
This is a permanent job working Monday to Friday and will offer possibilities of home working once up to speed with the products and systems.
Indicative Salary Range: £25000 - 30000
KPI Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
All candidates registering with KPI Recruitment Ltd. will need to provide proof of identity, and evidence of any experience, training and qualifications our client considers necessary for their position.