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Specification Technologist

Blue Spark
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

This leading multi-site food manufacturer bring delicious chilled products to the UK retailers. They are now seeking a Specifications Technologist to join their small team to help ensure the continued delivery of exceptional products to the market.

Please note this role is site-based Monday-Friday.


The Role

As a key member of the company’s dedicated technical team, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Compiling, issuing and managing both internal factory and external customer specifications, by amending and approving technical documentation for major retail customers on their dedicated online systems.
  • Reviewing artwork and pack copy for label sign-off procedures, and making changes where necessary to ensure all elements meet the required food safety regulations.
  • Assisting in the management of key supplier information, completing and submitting relevant product information packs and guaranteeing all components are completed for finished products, from process flow diagrams to shelf life (micro and organoleptic) analysis.
  • Providing support to technical teams as well as product development and commercial departments within the company, responding to queries and resolving issues to help maintain the smooth running of the business.

The Person

We are looking for a food science or technology graduate who is keen to kickstart their technical food career. Ideally you will have a keen eye for detail, have a good understanding of technical processes, and knowledge of the full NPD lifecycle. Knowledge of retail online specification systems and nutritional calculations would be beneficial. A team player who can demonstrate excellent communication, your organisation and project management skills will be top tier in order to achieve success in this role.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please apply now or contact Jodie on 0345 2600 737 or email


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Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

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.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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