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Specification Technologist

The People Co. / Assure Jobs
Newry, Mourne & Down
Up to £30k
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details


Our client is a provider of sandwiches and deli products specializing in creating delicious and high-quality products for their clients in retail. They’re committed to excellence in all aspects of their operations, from ingredient sourcing to final product delivery.

Job Description:

As a Specification Technologist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of product specifications for our client in the deli sector. You will work closely with various teams, including product development, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs, to create and maintain detailed specifications for our products.




  • Develop and maintain product specifications in accordance with client requirements and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather information on ingredients, formulations, and manufacturing processes.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of ingredient lists, nutritional information, allergen declarations, and other key product attributes.
  • Ensure that all specifications comply with relevant regulations, including labeling laws and food safety standards.
  • Communicate effectively with clients to address any specification-related inquiries or concerns.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulatory changes, and customer preferences to continually improve specifications.
  • Participate in internal and external audits to demonstrate compliance with quality and safety standards.
  • Provide support to product development teams during the formulation and testing phases.
  • Assist in the resolution of specification-related issues that may arise during production or post-launch.




  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or a related field.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the food industry
  • Strong understanding of food labelling regulations and quality assurance principles.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.



Regulatory, food safety and quality assurance teams are the industry’s gatekeepers, making sure nothing leaves without meeting the required standard. They fulfil an important role in safeguarding product integrity and protecting the reputation of a brand, by ensuring that product is safe, authentic and legal. Within our Assure division, we understand the very specific skillsets required for these vitally important roles. From quality assurance technologists, technical managers and food safety managers to heads of regulatory affairs, our People can help.

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