Who is our client?

Our client is a leading food manufacturing business supplying a range of innovative products to major retailers. They’re now looking for a specifications technologist to join their Technical team at one of their key manufacturing sites.

The role requirements

Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will be part of a team responsible for ensuring all raw materials and ingredients meet business and customer standards.

You will manage raw materials specifications systems, maintain supplier assurance systems, monitor supplier performance and analyse data and trends.

This is a complex, fast-paced site and you will be working closely with a large supplier base, ensuring that they are performing as required and reporting on and resolving any issues.

Shift pattern: Days based (Monday to Friday)

What sort of people are we looking for?

You will ideally be educated to HND or above in Food Science, or similar, and will have previous experience of working in a specifications/raw materials role with a background in chilled foods being an advantage.

You will have excellent communication skills and will have experience of working collaboratively with suppliers.

Due to the amount of materials and specifications you’ll be handling, you will need to be someone who is highly organised, can work at speed and prioritise their workload in order to meet deadlines.

You will have a thorough knowledge of current food safety and labelling legislation and, preferably, hold HACCP Level 3 or above.