Job details

The Culinary Food Group

Position Type:

Full Time

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Prepared by:

Group HR

Approved by:

Group HR



Specification Technologist


Job Purpose:

Ensuring all customer specifications are completed accurately and on time. An active member of the innovation team supporting new product introductions to the business

Reports to:

Senior Specifications Technologist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Procurement & Suppliers to ensure all new raw materials sourced comply with customers codes of practice and plant specific requirements
  • Be a key customer technical contact for specification related queries
  • Work closely with internal departments to complete gold standard customer specifications in line with customer codes of practice across all technologies
  • Understand HACCP & food legislative requirements, to keep up to date with relevant new legislation
  • Generation of Product Information sheet for new products developed
  • Calculation of nutritional information for new products or changes to existing products. Check and calculate any nutritional claims
  • Completion of the relevant internal trackers for specification completion & control
  • Attend all meetings as requested by the Senior Specifications Technologist and engage positively and contribute to same
  • Support the NPD process to ensure that all products launched are safe, legal and comply with all specific customer requirements
  • Assist with raw material specifications and finished product specifications on our internal specification system
  • Review and approve labels against new product specifications
  • Generate pack copy for all customer artwork. Manage and approve all customer artwork ensuring adherence to all relevant labelling legislation
  • Competent in carrying out sensory analysis in house and assist new members of staff
  • Proactively engage in future projects related to improving and streamlining procedures and practices within the group

Skills / Qualifications / Experience:

  • 3rd level Degree in Food Science / Culinary Science or related discipline
  • High energy, team player with strong record of meeting aggressive goals and objectives
  • Strong people & project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail skills required
  • Good communication skills, self-starter, work under own initiative, good listener, assertive and highly motivated
Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Arrow Group business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time. Some travel will be required

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