Specification Technologist

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Salary Description
28k to 31k pa
Contract Type

Job Title: Specification Technologist

Location: West Midlands

Salary: 28,000 to 31,000 pa   

Hours:     8 am to 17:15 mon to thurs 8 am to 16:00 fri, must be flexible with hours    


Our Client is a Leading Food Manufacture based in the West Midlands, in which a new vacancy has arisen for a Specification Technologist.


What's in it for you?

  • Reputable Company
  • 20 days plus statutory.


Job Role

To ensure that finished product specifications are completed including all legal, safety and customer specific detail as required to manage the finished product specifications within the business, including updates to ensure compliance with Quality Management Systems and customer requirements.

  • Complete online and manual specification templates with recipe information,

ingredients declaration, nutritional, allergen and all relevant safety and legal detail.

  • Work with Technical Managers, Product Developers, suppliers and all relevant

stakeholders to deliver detailed specifications that capture all appropriate quality,

sourcing, safety and legal information for our products and packaging;

  • To create, check, review and approve finished product specifications and pack copies

in customer agreed format and policies.

  • To check, review & approve client artworks and labels including packaging as


  • Provide support to clients in the completion of accurate specifications & artwork

projects through regular feedback and advice.

  • Organise pack copy review meetings with Product Developers and all relevant

stakeholders to ensure artwork consistency meetings are completed in accordance

with project timelines in the most cost-effective manner.

  • Review and maintain Customer Specification Manuals of signed specifications.
  • Maintain and update the recipe management systems in accordance with the

specifications process.

  • Plan and prioritise workload to enable effective and accurate delivery of multiple


  • Be prepared to take part in Technical Service Team routine tasks as required.
  • Become familiar with the workings of factories to aid the accurate

completion of finished product specifications.




The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Educated to degree level in a Food related discipline or equivalent industry


  • Min 3-year experience working for min 12 months in a specifications role.
  • Effectively manage own time and workload.
  • Have a good understanding of HACCP.
  • Experience of retailer specification portals and policies, (including those of ASDA,

   ALDI, Sainsburys, Hamilton-Grant, QADEX)


Develops a wide range of well-established relationships both internal and external

(including specialist contact) utilising these relationships to achieve positive business



Workforce Manufacturing are responsible for thousands of temporary, temp-to-perm and permanent vacancies across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area and are likely to have an office right near you. Our team offer a unique service tailored to match your precise needs, and can assist you with the following job categories, Quality Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Managers and Production Managers. We are always on the lookout for the best talent, so if you know anyone, please do get in touch


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