Food Specification Technologist

  • Job Reference: 283788-0317
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2018
  • Location: Braintree, Essex
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: David Scarlett
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01376 347500

Job Description

Specification Technologist sought by hugely successful, £95m turnover ambient foods importer/manufacturer which supplies major retailers as well as food service and food manufacturing companies. The Specification Technologist will handle product specifications, dealing with multiple suppliers and a large number of customers.

The key day-to-day tasks of the Specification Technologist include:

  • To complete specifications on web based retail specification systems including all supporting documentation. Includes the preparation of additional documentation and attachment to the specifications

  • To prepare and maintain internal specifications including all supporting documentation.

  • To maintain and update supplier assurance systems as required.

  • Checking artwork to final copy ensure packaging information is correct.

  • To update/maintain hard copy and computer based files.

  • To request ingredient and packaging specifications, ensuring they are correct and available when required.

  • To produce external reports as requested by customers.

  • To assist other departments and members of the Technical team with product technical data as required.

    The Specification Technologist should be educated to Degree level or equivalent within a food related discipline and have experience of working within a food manufacturing environment. You must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written, and have experience of retailer specifications systems. An understanding of food legislation is essential and FMCG experience is desirable. You should be comfortable operating in a fast paced working environment whilst meeting demanding timescales.


    Meticulous, accurate and organised in your approach, you are someone who can be relied upon to provide a reliable and efficient service with minimum supervision.