Norwich, Norfolk
Excellent basic, 7% bonus + range of benefits
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Technical, Technologists
Contract Type
Full Time

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Norwich based with some home working flexibility.

Excellent basic, 7% bonus + range of benefits.


Our client is a highly successful 100+ year European food group, producing market leading food ingredients sold through Grocery Retail and to Food Manufacturers. As a family business, they are proud to have grown to be a global leader through continued investment in agricultural know-how, product innovation and an unreserved commitment to providing the consumer with great tasting food products.  

As part of their continued investment for growth in the UK market, they are looking to appoint a Specifications & Technical Assistant to the Technical team, who has the potential to grow and develop within the company.


Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, as Specifications & Technical Assistant your role has a major influence on the smooth running of the department. As part of the technical team, you will be responsible for the end-to-end process of instigating and managing through the technical product specifications for major customers in B2B food manufacturing and leading grocery multiple retailers, covering such day-to-day tasks as:

  • Completing customer specifications using their various online systems and Word / Excel documents
  • Managing timeframes and deadlines both internally and with customers
  • Organising and housekeeping of all relevant documentation and systems
  • Contributing to HACCP plan admin and BRC certifications

This is a pivotal role within the company, requiring a confidence to work independently and as part of a team, customer facing and liaising with internal colleagues in the UK, France and Spain.


Degree educated, you have previously been in a technical specifications role, within a food manufacturing company, where you have developed a good understanding in all aspects of managing technical product specifications through for major customers.

Now, you are looking to step up your career with a new challenge, to apply your experience in the exciting and progressive category of food ingredients. You are familiar with the various processes, systems and legal requirements specific to this role, including a working knowledge of HACCP and BRC.

You are an outgoing, friendly ‘people’ person who really enjoys working as part of a small team. You are professional, adaptive to change and new ideas, proactive and work to high standards with strong personal integrity and values. Above all, you have the drive and determination to deliver in this important role, and also to progress into a more senior role in the future.

Can you bring passion and dynamism to this innovative business? Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate organiser and driver of all things technical, to provide an unrivalled level of service for your customers and colleagues? If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button and forward your CV, quoting reference number MS/2354 together with details of your current benefits package       

Applications closing date 31 March 2023.


Specialist in FMCG Recruitment, Training & Consultancy with a Personal  Touch.

Through our unique “Personal  Touch” approach SmithCarey are proud to do things differently with high standards and integrity. Focused on setting new standards in FMCG Recruitment and Training, we believe in putting people first, treating them properly, doing what we say we are going to do and delivering successful outcomes and outstanding levels of service. Through personal touch we work with you to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in industry.

Our directors are three of the best known professionals in FMCG Recruitment and Training – Mark SmithPaul Carey and Maria Murphy. From start to finish of our assignments our ‘personal touch’ runs through everything we do.

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