We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Specifications Technologist to join a market leading manufacturer-supplying products of the highest quality standards to food manufacturers and Food Service providers
SPECIFICATIONS TECHNOLOGIST Main Responsibilities:
-Ensure finished product specifications are generated in approved customer formats for all customers and own brand products to agreed timescales.
-Accurate inputting and maintenance of online retailer & supplier portals including the management of information flow and accurate input for the NPD process
-Review and maintain up to date Customer Specifications
-Review and maintain up to date Raw Material and Packaging Specifications
-Generate and amend where necessary, packaging information, which complies with legal and customer requirements including guidance.
-Maintain and update site systems in accordance with specifications progress.
-Approval of new raw material suppliers and new raw materials in accordance with site and customer requirements
-Management of raw material specifications and documentation ensuring legal compliance and full traceability
-Dealing with customer and suppliers for queries, specifications reviews and SAQ’s.
-Present raw material and customer specification information during customer and 3rd party audits.
The Ideal Specifications Technologist Candidate:
The ideal candidate would have experience within a similar role in the food manufacturing industry and have knowledge of writing specifications for retailers and raw materials. With, strong communication and influencing skills, the successful candidate will be comfortable in dealing with a wide range of people at all levels.
The Specification Technologist role is a busy role with multiple tasks and tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will enjoy analysing information and have the ability to transfer data accurately and clearly within reports.
Specifications Technologist Essential / Desirable skills include:
Experience within the Food Industry and/or a Food related Degree
Finished Product Specification Writing experience on Retailer Portals
Experience completing raw material specifications and obtaining information from suppliers
Knowledge of food processing and legislation to produce information which complies with legal and customer requirements.
Experience completing Customer Supplier Assurance Questionnaires and HARA’s
Strong awareness of allergens
Knowledge of veganism guidelines and standards.
IT literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office
Understanding of HACCP principles, nutrition information and food law legal labelling
Excellent communicator with a strong attention to detail
Self-motivated and intuitive
Confident working within a factory environment
Salary – DOE
Key Word Search Specifications Technologist, Specifications Writer, Compliance Technologist, Food Technologist, Technical Administrator, Technical Assistant
This role is easily commutable from Pontypridd, Abergavenny, MerthyrTydfil, Llandovey, Hay-on-Wye