Specifications Technologist

KPI Recruitment Ltd
£25000 to 30000
Closing date
23 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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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.

KPI Recruitment Ltd. recruit Senior, Technical and Management staff for the UK Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry. Handling and filling some of the best vacancies in the FMCG sector, candidates and companies alike have benefited from KPI’s innovative approach to filling Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry jobs throughout the UK. Whether you have vacancies you need to fill or you are a candidate looking for jobs in the UK Food & Drink Manufacturing industry, call us for a confidential discussion of your FMCG requirements.

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Contact Us
  • 1 St Colme St
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6AA
  • GB
  • 0131 226 1044
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