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Specifications Technologist

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Closing date
29 May 2024

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Contract Type
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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Specification Technologist

Competitive Salary
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8645

The company

The mission of this innovative food manufacturing business is to produce market-leading products that meet ever-changing customer demand. Their success can be attributed to its ability to predict consumer tastes and trends, using insight to adapt their product offering to stay ahead of the competition in an exciting food sector.

About the Specification Technologist job

The purpose of your role will be to manage the site specifications system; including continuous development, maintenance and improvement. It encompasses the whole process, from raw material to  finalised products ensuring legal and customer technical compliance.

Key tasks

  • Writing of company and completion of customer’s own format specifications and development of the Integrity database.
  • Management of the Suppliers and the Raw Materials data and updating and maintaining supplier SAQ information.
  • Logging and management of non-conformances and internal auditing.
  • Maintaining certification for both Halal, Kosher & and SEDEX and recipe management.
  • Communicating with customers and other departments to ensure the customer has the key information they need, in a timely manner.

About You

The successful candidate will possess a food science degree or HND, with previous experience within a similar role and relevant food training. Knowledge of retailer standards would be beneficial.

  • Exceptional organisational skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Brilliant written and verbal literacy with great attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise work.
  • Hold a clean UK Driver’s License with own vehicle essential.
  • Excellent time management skills with a flexible approach to work independently, in a team and working calmly under pressure.

More details

The Specification Technologist job is based in Somerset and paying a competitive salary.

The package includes Healthcare top-up scheme, death in service, discounts with major retailers, employee assistance programme, 5 weeks annual leave, entitlement increasing for each subsequent year of service one week’s additional notice (up to a maximum of twelve weeks).

The working hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-4.15pm.

Alternate job titles

Specification Technologist | Specifications Writer | Technical Administrator | Technical Assistant | Technical Officer



Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
  • to give you friendly, ethical, honest and expert recruitment services
  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

We genuinely strive to provide you with what you want – a job that not only offers the salary you’re after, but also the career progression and job satisfaction that makes going to work all the more worthwhile. Enough trumpet blowing though – visit our website to read just some of our happy previous candidate testimonials - we are more than happy to let our reputation precede us!

For a full up to date list of our jobs, visit

Food Industry Graduates

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Here you will find everything you need to get started on searching for a new position, from CV and cover letter writing tips, sample food industry job descriptions, informative and entertaining blog posts, useful links and even live graduate vacancies you can apply for.

Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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