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Specification, Allergen and Nutrition Manager

Jarvis Johnson
London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
26 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our Client, a well-known UK Restaurant Chain who believe in “People First” is looking for a Specification, Allergen and Nutrition Manager, based at their Central Kitchen Facility in London. This role involves co-ordinating and completing technical systems activities relating to allergen and nutrition control within internal specifications and processes.

Reporting to the Head of Technical for Production and Supply Chain, key accountabilities for the role are:

  • Assessing product specifications and raw material information to determine the correct allergen & nutritional information for each item within the supply chain
  • Collating, reviewing, and approving raw material specifications along with relevant validations where applicable, conducting risk assessments where required
  • Multiple supplier liaison, dialogue and relationship building
  • Designing a new supplier specification template & ensuring ongoing accuracy 
  • Preparing internal quality documentation such as factory specifications, quality attribute sheets and other technical guidelines
  • Supporting the Development Team following process trials; analysing trial data and recipe / nutritional information to prepare internal and customer quality attribute sheets
  • Originating and approving artwork on new products
  • Conducting specified internal production or supplier audits as part of the overall audit programme

Skills and experience include:

  • Experience working in a complex Food Manufacturing site or within the Hospitality / Foodservice sector
  • Qualifications and work experience to demonstrate competency in this area of food technical management – specifications, allergens, nutrition and food labelling
  • A sound understanding of HACCP principles
  • Ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts to prepare and present concise oral and written reports
  • Effective time management skills, able to work within tight time frames with ability to plan & prioritise, think clearly, strategically & succinctly
  • Excellent team player, enthusiastic with a solution focused attitude

The Company:

  • A well-known UK Restaurant Chain
  • Driving sales and growth to become Market Leaders within their niche
  • Committed to investment in Quality and Food Safety
  • Non-Hierarchical, Sociable Brand – very People Focussed
  • Award-winning Team Development programme

The working hours for this role are Monday – Friday, office hours with flexibility, and offers a Competitive salary plus benefits.

If you are interested in applying for this Specifications Manager role then please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4505 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


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01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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