Specification Technologist - Dartmouth Way Site

Posted 28 April 2021


Dartmouth Way, Leeds

Closing Date


Job Description

Key Responsabilitties: 

  • To ensure that all Company quality parameters and procedures are complied with and that all products manufactured meet the required standards and specifications.
  • To assess raw material specification data against Company and retailer requirements, requesting further detail and clarification from suppliers where necessary before approving it for use to produce finished product specifications.
  • To complete finished product specifications for retailer and branded products, ensuring accurate information is provided for customer use and on pack information.
  • To work closely with a range of internal departments and suppliers to gather information, and to interpret this data to complete specifications in compliance with Company standards.
  • To conduct reviews of artwork to ensure accuracy of legal labelling information.
  • To update the Company’s specifications database.
  • To keep updated with current and forthcoming legislation to ensure that the Company’s products conform to relevant legal requirements.
  • To work with the Company’s internal recipe management system and customer web based systems.
  • To work with the Senior technical team in relation to supplier audits and associated documentation and systems.
  • To take part in the supplier approval process, assessing approval documentation and providing reasoned judgement to colleagues when necessary.
  • To ensure that the Company is professionally represented at all times, both inside and outside the business.
  • To protect the health, safety and welfare of the job-holder and others at all times.
  • To take an active role in continuously developing the job-holder’s skills and knowledge through self-development activities and/or through attending Company organised training and development opportunities.
  • To respond to ad hoc requests and/or take an active role in specific projects as directed by the job-holder’s line manager.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may from time to time be required by the Company

Person Specification:

  • Computer literate is essential (word / excel / office 365 ) Microsoft teams experience preferred
  • Fully trained and experience in either RM or FG specs preferred
  • Raw material safety approval and risk assessment experience preferred
  • Retailer portal experience preferred
  • Legal labelling training preferred
  • Export legislative requirements preferred (USA / Canada / EU / ANZ)
  • Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility to work at home or at site (typically 50/50)
  • Maths literacy essential
  • Very good attention to detail essential
  • Team player approach essential

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