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Specification Coordinator

Mount Pleasant
2 Sisters Food Group

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Specifications Coordinator
Location: Fox’s Biscuits, Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – We’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain!
Due to internal promotion an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Technical Team at one of the UK’s most loved brands, Fox’s Biscuits; makers of the Party Ring, Chunkie Cookies, Chocolatey, Fabulously and many more.
We have strong ambitions for the Fox’s brands and therefore we want to recruit the best!
As the Specifications Coordinator you will have worked in a similar role within Food manufacturing and you will be responsible for gathering information from all areas of the business and the timely completion of final product specifications for retailer own branded products manufactured at Batley and Kirkham sites. Therefore ensuring legal brand and retailer compliance using retailer web based systems. This will include calculation of nutritional information and ingredient declarations in addition to the provision of allergen and other on-pack information by the required deadlines.
Additionally, you will be required to check and approve artworks in line with the product specifications and provide advice in the area of specifications and artwork to other teams within the business.
With experience in a similar role, within food manufacturing, as specifications technologist it is vital that you have a genuine passion for the industry. You must also possess highly developed communication skills and a robust personality that will enable you to manage each project from start to finish.
This is where you come in…
As the Specifications Coordinator you will work very closely with our retail customers externally and the development, packaging and marketing teams internally. A large amount of your time will be creating, amending and interpreting specifications. As such you should already be skilled in retail specifications from a food manufacturing perspective and be incredibly astute with regards attention to detail.
You will generate product specifications according to individual customer requirements and manage the artwork process according to agreed deadlines. Along with produce ingredient lists, nutritional information etc for pack copy (inc. any recipe changes) using Hamilton Grant system.
You will check artwork against pack copy information and check legality of on pack information and be the liaison with external agencies (i.e. Camden BRI, Leatherhead) and provision of legal advice to other areas of the business for back of pack information.
As the Specifications Coordinator you will maintain suppliers accreditation paperwork e.g. BRC certificates, etc, Ensure compliance with customer specifications systems according to product requirements and provide necessary information for update of customer Scorecards.
This is an opportunity like no other! We’re looking to forward to seeing what you can really do…
About you
Experienced in a similar specifications/technologist position within the Food or FMCG sectors
Trained on retailer web-based systems
Strong interpersonal skills
Good organisational skills and ability to manage own workload within tight deadlines
Good IT skills
Good communication and business partnering skills
Tenacity, drive for results
Confident, self-starter
Pragmatic approach able to work effectively in cross functional teams
Time management skills
Adaptable and a team player
These roles don’t come around often, so don’t delay, we want to see your CV today………..

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