Specification Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Graduate, Other Job Function, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a leading international supplier of chilled food products is looking for a Specification Technologist for their site based in Cambridgeshire.  The successful candidate will work closely with internal teams and suppliers to create, maintain and update accurate product specifications for products across our site. 

Reporting to the Head of Process Control, responsibilities for the role will include:

•    The coordination and checking of artwork to ensure that products comply with all relevant legislation
•    Writing product specifications for all new product lines on both web based and internal systems as well as coordinating / distributing the artwork for checking within the given timescales
•    Maintenance & update of internal and customer product specifications, making the necessary amendments as required within given timescales
•    Escalating potential risks and identifying potential resolutions where possible
•    Assisting the Specification and development teams, achieving a right first-time experience for the customer, with minimal pre-launch amendments

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Experience in food manufacturing, specifically regarding completing specifications and artwork as well as experience in working with suppliers.
•    Experience completing finished product major retailer specifications would be a distinct advantage. 
•    Awareness of concerns regarding nutrition, food tolerance and allergens 
•    Strong administrative, organisational and communication skills 
•    Strong IT skills including experience of using web-based specifications systems and will ideally hold a degree in Food Science/Technology or equivalent
•    Self-motivated and a flexible and enthusiastic approach

The Company:

•    One of the UK’s leading Chilled Food Companies producing innovative and tasty products
•    A complex and varied range of products, customers and packaging formats
•    Site operates to the highest industry standards, where Food Safety and Quality are a key priority
•    Pride themselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards
•    Care about their people 

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week The salary for the role is highly competitive.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4666 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 enquiries@jarvisjohnson.co.uk 

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


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

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