Spec Technologist in Halstead - CV-Library

Spec Technologist in Halstead - CV-Library

Spec Technologist in Halstead - CV-Library

Job Overview

Halstead, England
Job Type
Full Time
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
Date Posted
8 days ago

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Job Description

Market Leading Food Manufacturer currently looking to recruit...




Main Aims:

• To ensure BRC and customer standards are met and provide technical services to all departments.
• Develop and maintain precise product and raw materials specifications in time, in full, with a “right first-time approach” in compliance with regulatory standards, customer standards/policies, quality standards within agreed timescales.
• Role involves liaising with all departments including Quality, Supply Chain, Sales, Procurement and NPD.

Key Responsibilities:

• To complete specifications on web based retail, foodservice or manufacturing specification systems including all supporting documentation including the preparation of additional documentation and attachment to the specifications and maintain them with up to date information.
• Communicate any updates of customer requirements to the Technical Manager for GAP analysis and action.
• Review new and existing raw materials and packaging specifications and escalate discrepancies to Technical Manager.
• Conduct raw material risk assessments as required.
• To prepare and maintain internal specifications including all supporting documentation
• To maintain and update internal supplier assurance systems as required
• Checking artwork to final copy ensure packaging information is correct and legal for new and existing product development
• To request and review ingredient and packaging specifications, ensuring they are correct and available when required
• To produce external reports as requested by customers including creation of supply chain maps, chain of custody documentation, supplier questionnaire
• To assist other departments and members of the technical team with product technical data as required


Educated to a degree level within a food related discipline desirable
Experience of working within a food manufacturing environment highly advantageous
At least 12 months experience of specification writing for branded and own brand products for major retailers, food service or major manufacturers and a variety of platforms is essential
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Retailer specifications system experience essential
Food legislation understanding is essential
FMCG experience desirable
Experience and ability of operating in a fast paced working environment is also essential and proven track record in meeting demanding timescales
Must display a meticulous, accurate and organised approach to managing workload.
Ability to provide a reliable and efficient service with minimum supervision.
Working independently and tracking own projects whilst aware of team and interdepartmental deadlines

MON-FRI Office Hours

*Hybrid is an option although the candidate would need to be in the office 2-3 days per week


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