Specification Technologist - Food

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£28k-£31k D.O.E. (3 month FTC)
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Food Specification Technologist


£28k-£31k D.O.E.

3 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hybrid/Remote working available

You MUST have experience using the FIND system

Our client are a leading Frozen food producer, and they are a leading supplier to major retailers throughout the UK and Europe. Due to an influx of new products, they are looking for a Food Specification Technologist, to support their operations on an initial 3 month fixed term contract.

Below is a list of the duties and functions that are required of the role:

  • Generate, maintain and approve product specifications and artworks that are legally compliant and fit the brand proposition
  • Be well informed about FIR regulations relating in particular to fish and shellfish labelling
  • Familiar with chilled protein specifications
  • Liaise with customers regarding critical paths and any spec related queries
  • Communicating with retailers’ legal teams to ensure artwork and packaging information conform to industry & retail guidelines within specified timescales
  • Embrace and lead the introduction of new specification or private label retail platforms
  • Complete product submission forms that require a more complex analysis prior to submitting a spec.
  • Using NutriCalc to give calculated nutritional data for product submissions
  • Request and manage cutter guides for all products
  • Manage the artwork process

Key Accountabilities and Measurables:

  • Accurate completion of retail specifications within the critical path
  • Successful generation of artwork that is legal and fit for purpose.
  • Correct cutter guides for all new products.
  • Successfully embrace and use any new spec or artwork plat form that is introduced to the business.
  • Approve Artwork
  • This role has a responsibility for food safety, brand integrity and Health and Safety


  • Strong technical understanding of chilled protein specifications
  • Experience handling retail artwork process
  • Experience of retail spec systems – JS, Aldi and or M&S
  • 4 – 5 years’ experience minimum writing retail specifications
  • Well organised
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Self-starter and able to work at a good place
  • Able to work within a team, reporting into a senior experienced spec and artwork technologist

Company Benefits:

  • 33 days holiday per annum including bank holidays.
  • Business contributes 4% towards pension and the scheme is salary sacrifice so there is a little tax benefit there.
  • A life assurance at 4 x basic salary from day one of employment.
  • Access to a benefits platform that gives retail discounts, gym membership discounts, day out discounts etc
  • Access to a wellbeing platform and a GP hotline

We operate from several prime locations and are likely to have an office near you. Our team offer a unique service tailored to match your precise needs, and can assist you with the following job roles: Sales Manager, Business Development, Field Sales, Sales Executive, Telesales, Telemarketing and Account Managers.

We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.

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