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Specification Technologist

Oakleigh Resourcing
Didsbury, Manchester
Competitive salary & excellent benefits - bonus, 27 days hol, pension, PHI, hybrid & flexi working
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Specification Technologist

Didsbury, South Manchester

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits package

Hybrid Working

Due to our impressive business growth, and exciting plans for 2024, this is a fantastic career opportunity to join our multi-talented Quality and Compliance (Q&C) team as our new Specification Technologist. We are looking for someone who goes the extra mile for consumers and customers, that helps the team with our goals by embracing curiosity, challenging ourselves and being brave to create extraordinary.

About the Q&C team: We are a small but dynamic team, responsible for ensuring St Pierre brands are safe, legal, authentic and of the highest quality. We are obsessed with French Deliciousness and are relentless in our pursuit of the extraordinary. In a world of beige, the St Pierre team are proudly orange. We’re a team of ‘foodies’ who work together with a supportive and collaborative approach.

About the role: As Specification Technologist you’ll be responsible for the legal compliance of product specifications and legal artwork review. You’ll also be involved in supporting the wider business to ensure all communication is fully compliant and communicated effectively, that includes consumer queries, marketing materials and communications with our bakery partners.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Review and approval of product specifications. 
  • Generation of legal pack copy for artwork.
  • Review and legal approval of product packaging.
  • Issuing product specification/artwork updates.
  • Working on retailer own brand specification systems.
  • Communicating with bakeries and customers.
  • Support wider business with regulatory advice.
  • Potential to develop role to work on US/Global business – training will be provided.

About you: Our successful candidate will be degree qualified with good, relevant experience in a similar role as a Specification Technologist, in a busy, fast paced environment. Your profile will include:

  • BSc Accredited Degree (Hons) in Food Technology or similar
  • A keen eye for detail, a multi-tasker, who can manage workload and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal skills, a good communicator, and team player.
  • Previous experience of specification systems.
  • Confident IT user – proficient in MS Office (essential), and TEAMs (advantageous), additional training can be provided.
  • Legal labels trained.
  • Understanding of HACCP and Food Safety (including microbiology).
  • Additional language (French/Spanish) would be magnifique but is not essential.

About the package: At St Pierre Groupe our employer brand is important.  In addition to salary, we offer a very attractive benefits package consisting of:

  • 15% annual bonus (dependent on achieving company targets)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme (8% employer, minimum 1% employee contribution)
  • Private Health Insurance and Medicash (after 6 months service)
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual Leave of 27 days + 1 day for your Birthday + statutory days
  • Flexible working (start time between 8am-10am) + early Friday finish
  • Hybrid working with a mix of 3x onsite and 2x remote days.
  • Excellent work location at Didsbury Towers with onsite café, parking, and events. 

It’s a great place to work!

About us! In 2022, St Pierre Groupe was acquired by the global Mexican-based Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery business operating 200+ bakeries across 33 countries, claiming a 4% share of the global bakery market.  St Pierre Groupe continue to operate independently and reported a £110m+ turnover in 2021.  Employing 95+ people across our UK & US offices, our unique business model has created three thriving brands – St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood.  St Pierre has an international supplier and customer base. Our successful business model has all manufacturing outsourced to our bakery partners.



Oakleigh Resourcing is a successful Executive Recruitment business established by Elaine Rippon in July 2007. Our proposition has been developed in response to our clients telling us about the gap in the recruitment market, and so Oakleigh Resourcing has addressed the obvious shortcomings and inflexibilities of current providers who adopt a 'one size fits all' approach.

We know what 'good' looks like, we achieve excellence.

The aim of Oakleigh Resourcing is to work closely with our clients, focus on developing their potential and enhancing performance with regards to getting the right person for the job. We don’t seek to be more famous than our clients!

Our strategy is to ensure that our client is the pre-eminent partner in the process, working in close collaboration that allows innovative and informed ideas to aid and support recruitment in a timely and efficient manner. Oakleigh Resourcing will help you to seek simplicity where others see complexity.

Our business success is based on building and maintaining excellent relations with clients from a diverse range of sectors - private, public and charity. This relationship is cemented not only during the active stages of recruitment but also after positions have been filled, because Oakleigh Resourcing will undertake follow-ups and takes pride in developing long term relationships. This enables us to ensure satisfaction with our service and to benchmark our success and provide value for money.

The aim of Oakleigh Resourcing is to work closely with our clients

A significant percent of our work comes via referrals from clients and candidates who have enjoyed working with us, and fully recognise the difference that Oakleigh Resourcing has made to their recruitment experience. We are a bespoke provider and will listen to your needs, propose a solution with associated costs and fees, with Time Plan detailed to agree Action. No matter how big, or how small your organisation, we value your business.

Our impressive track record of successful recruitment assignments span a range of disciplines, sectors and salary bandings, and can be viewed in our 'Success Stories' section. Our expertise includes Executive Search (headhunting),Advertised Recruitment (locally, nationally and internationally) and access to our extensive (and ever growing) network of professionals.

We know what 'good' looks like, we achieve excellence.

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