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Specifications Technologist

Dairygold Food Ingredients Ltd
Crewe, Cheshire
£35,000 plus 10% bonus
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Production, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Are you our missing ingredient?


Crewe, Cheshire salary c. £35,000 + 10% annual bonus

39 hours Monday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm; Friday 8am to 4pm

Hybrid working

Dairygold processes 1.48 billion litres of milk a year, with an annual turnover of €1.65 billion. The society is structured across three imperative divisions; food ingredients, agri business and retail, that drive and support our farmers and business.

Dairygold Food Ingredients UK is the number 1 cheese ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers. We have achieved rapid growth over the last five years and have ambitious plans for this to continue. ‘AA’ Grade BRC accredited, we’ve invested heavily in our people and recognise that recruiting, retaining and developing talent are critical to our future success.

Job Purpose:

To ensure a legally and technically compliant product is produced through the provision of accurate customer and supplier specifications.  To ensure that customers are provided with the relevant information in line with their technical requirements.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that all tasks are completed in line with technical policies and procedures.
  • Communicate any updates of customer requirements to the Technical Services Manager for GAP analysis and action.
  • Attend HACCP meetings where required.
  • Ownership for the technical aspects of bringing new products to market. This will involve customer liaison, specifications and artwork.
  • To conduct technical risk assessments in area of responsibility where required.
  • Accurately update and maintain records of all UK customer specifications ensuring that customers and internal functions have a clear record of the requirements in relation to finished product composition.
  • To support site audits as directed by Technical Manager.
  • First point of contact for customer queries in relation to finished product specifications.

Who are we looking for?

  • Demonstrable experience or qualifications within the food industry.
  • Experience of working within a technical specification role and some understanding of food labelling and food composition would be advantageous.
  • Excellent administrative experience co-ordinating multiple systems and accurate data entry skills adhering to deadlines.
  • Is a team player who supports others to ensure that work deadlines are achieved. 
  • Is flexible and adapts well to changing work demands
  • Confident and articulate communicator over the phone, face to face and in writing.
  • Excellent PC skills; ideally Microsoft Office.

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