Specification and Systems Technologist (6 month FTC)

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
21 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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The Company

This established brand are known for their vibrant product ranges and are a leading light in their sector. They are looking for Specifications and System Technologist to join the team for a 6 month contract.

The Role

Reporting to the Specification and Compliance Manager, you will have responsibility to ensure Food Safety, Quality, Legality and Brand Reputation are maintained at all times.

This role is responsible for the completion and approval of raw material specifications in conjunction with both internal stakeholders and suppliers to meet the deadline for product launches.  This includes uploading, checking, processing, approving and maintaining specifications in the system.

You will support the team to ensure all technical information requirements are met, taking the lead on specifications, raw material control and legislation.  You will be the main contact handling customer and branded product specification related queries.  Other duties will include leading continuous improvements in quality systems and the department infrastructure.

You will work closely with other internal teams, including NPD and commercial on new projects, as well as responding to technical queries and supporting with external audits. You will be monitoring the effectiveness of corrective procedures, analysing information for strategic review and communicating with customers regularly.

The Person

We are looking for a confident, attentive and technically-minded scientific professional with experience in food manufacturing (pharmaceutical or other regulated industries will be considered too).

Experience in specification systems is essential as is knowledge of quality management systems, HACCP and supplier management.  Awareness of laboratory testing processes including Quality Control would be great along with an understanding of food safety risk assessment and risk management best practice.

You’ll need to be methodical and analytical in your approach, be highly numerate and have excellent communication skills in order to liaise effectively with peers, internal teams and suppliers.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a passionate and progressive company, respected in FMCG.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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