Senior Specification Technologist
Job Title: Senior Specification Technologist
Reporting to: Process Manager
Location: Holbeach, Spalding, with travel when necessary to M&S headquarters in London for training
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 dependent on experience
Bakkavor are one of the leading manufacturers in the production of fresh food. We specialise in making and developing private label prepared foods for the top global grocery retailers and well-known international foodservice operators.
As a Senior Specification Technologist you will manage the “specification system” from hand over to launch, including product passports, creating the product specification and maintaining them. Co-ordinate the artwork generation and sign off system within Freshcook to enable successful delivery of new product launches, upgrades, promotional and technical changes to agreed timescales and customer satisfaction. Ensure all launch paperwork and BOMs are correct, live and completed in a timely manner and manage the specification technologist in all aspects of the department’s paperwork.
Responsible for collating all information from various stakeholders for completion of the final gate passport in preparation for the Ashbury regulatory meeting. Ensuring requests for information are asked for in reasonable time, highlighting where there may be gaps in formation.
Ensure M&S specs are reviewed a minimum of annually and all amendments required are tracked as and when change is progressed.
Ensure the generation of product specification in order for pack copy creation for artwork to start. Ensuring full spec is completed for launch and any attachments added no later than a month after launch.
Manage the Specification Technologist, including training/coaching in the gate and passport procedures artwork systems.
To be successful in this role you will be have M&S find experience with clear concise and accurate reporting skills.
Work to high quality standards in a professional and mature manner, working off your own initiative to prioritise and satisfy multiple customer needs.
It is essential is that you have specification management and artwork management experience and ideally have experience of managing a small team.
Preferably you will have experience in nutritional values and subsequent retail artwork requirements and customer brand values. Experience with M&S PLuM, but this is not essential as training will be given.
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