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Specifications & Technical Assistant

b3 jobs
Greater Manchester
£25,000 - £27,000
Closing date
12 Oct 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Specifications & Technical Assistant

Job ref: 62910 | £25,000 - £27,000 | Greater Manchester            

The company

This long-established business is one of the largest premier manufacturers in the UK within their sector. Their passion lies in tradition, using the best ingredients to make delicious products, enjoyed by a wide range of customers in the UK and overseas.

The job

The purpose of the Specifications & Technical Assistant to create and maintain specifications for raw material, packaging and finished products plus support the wider technical team as required with technical administration duties.

Core duties:

  • Complete specifications to the required standards for retail, cash & carry and foodservice customers using customer and generic specifications software.
  • Use Nutricalc to generate nutritional tables, ingredient declarations and recipe formulations.
  • Assist the technical team during customer visits and audits.
  • Generate and maintain controlled recipes, shelf-life data, organoleptic standards, cooking validations and artwork.
  • Support customer complaints investigations.
  • Manage and complete all customer information requests.

Your experience

Food industry technical and specifications experience is essential. You will have full working knowledge of customer specifications systems such as MCreate, Authenticate, Erudus, Hamilton Grant, Brakes Assure, Aldi Portal, Ashbury etc.

Ideally HACCP trained, you will have excellent organisations skills, be a strong communicator and good knowledge of customer and third-party regulatory standards.

This role also requires someone proactive and happy working both in the office and the food production environment – passionate about ensuring products are safe, legal, and compliant.

More details

The Specifications & Technical Assistant job is based in Lancashire and is paying £25,000 - £27,000 according to experience.

The working hours are Monday to Friday.

How to apply

To be considered for the Specifications & Technical Assistant job, please click the Apply button.

What happens next?

On applying for this job, you consent to b3 jobs ltd holding your details on file to be able to contact you about your job search, for full details of our GDPR policy, please refer to the b3 jobs website. We aim to contact you within 24 hours on the assumption that your credentials fit the requirements for the role.

b3 jobs is a professional, friendly, and progressive food recruitment consultancy established in 2000 dedicated to the food manufacturing industry. We are a market leader for permanent jobs within food and drink manufacturing throughout the UK. All our consultants have considerable recruitment experience so you can be confident they have your best interests at heart when finding the perfect job for you.

Alternate job titles

Food Industry Technical Jobs | Specifications Writer | Specifications Technologist | Food Specifications Writer | Technical Coordinator | Technical Administrator | Lancashire | Food Manufacturing Jobs


Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
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  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

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