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Specification Technologist

Just Food Recruitment
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Circa £30,000
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group is recruiting for a Specification technologist to join this established bakery in Wiltshire.

You would be working within an innovative and passionate Technical Team and would be supported throughout to learn and grow as a professional.

Job Purpose:

  • To play a key role in ensuring the designated critical path stages between concept handover and product launches are achieved, with comprehensive communications of project statuses maintained with all stakeholders.
  • To follow the approved procedures and controls required for the successful launch of new and revised products.
  • To provide comprehensive and accurate information for Internal and External Customers in a timely manner.  To include Sample Submission Forms, Specifications, QAS, Trial and Launch information as required.
  • Working alongside colleagues in Process, NPD, Operations and Engineering this role will be instrumental to facilitating the production of great value, safe, innovative and quality assured food.

Role Key Accountabilities:   

  • Ensure all required internal and external documentation is completed to specification, ensuring traceability of any changes to recipe or process are communicated to all stakeholders 
  • Advise NPD Department, via the Customer Technical Manager throughout the project on timings of achievable Customer information completion dates.
  • To have a detailed practical knowledge of current manufacturing processes and to ensure customer specifications fully reflect the capabilities of the Factory. Be cognisant of the recognised Company HACCP system, highlighting any issues with complying with the agreed standards
  • To support effective Factory Trials as necessary for Customer and Internal requirements ensuring that internal and external documentation is fully completed and actions followed up as necessary and any issues are communicated fully.
  • Ensure suitable, representative and appropriate testing methods and parameters for product components and finished products are documented as required
  • Check artwork and packaging against agreed Pack copy, Legal and Company requirements and Ingredient Specifications ensuring any non compliance with the specification is reported and followed up
  • Maintenance of technical aspects of the Point 74 system and ACS system and adapting to new ways of working driven by implementation of new systems. To be an SME for ACS from a Technical perspective
  • Maintenance of all relevant customer portals – highlighting and responding to alerts and escalating to the Line manager
  • Communicate and Investigate RASFF notifications and the impact on the clients business
  • Raw material and packaging specifications management (approval process) and supporting on group supplier audit where appropriate 
  • To provide support to the Technical and Operations Team during launch periods.
  • To provide technical information to meet customer requirements
  • Ensure all work is fully integrated with Site Technical department requirements.

This role comes with the ability to combine factory and home working with 1 day a week or 2 days a fortnight required to be in the factory.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply and a member of our Candidates management team will be in touch.

The JFR Group is an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment, or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straightforward.


Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group, is a specialist food recruitment company that specialises in permanent and Interim placements across the entire food manufacturing market place. We recruit across the United Kingdom for Operations and all Manufacturing roles, Technical and NPD, Engineering and Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain, and non-factory roles such as Commercial and Accountancy.

We have a sister company, Just Volume Recruitment who are also a food specialist who deliver temporary and permanent solutions for all hourly paid roles within manufacturing, meaning that The JFR Group can deliver a specialist and tailored solution from the factory floor through to the boardroom.

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