Specifications Technologist

Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
07 Nov 2017
05 Dec 2017
2M Employment Solutions
Contract Type
Full Time

Specifications Technologist
Competitive salary
Full-time, Permanent
Based in Scunthorpe

Job Purpose:

* To manage the completion and accuracy of Own Label Product Specifications and Quality Attribute Sheets (QAS) for Heritage Own Label Food and Non-Food items once they have gone through the Development process by liaison with suppliers.
* To oversee and co-ordinate the completion of Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SSAQs) for new and existing suppliers using online Teknispex website, to enable us to demonstrate Due Diligence with respect to its Own Label supplier selection.
* Assess SSAQs as they are submitted, and provide status report to Head of Technical

Reports to: Head of Technical

Job Knowledge:
* A strong understanding of technical specification writing for food and non-food items.
* Extensive knowledge of labelling regulations and how specifications should be written
* Extensive experience of manufacturing sites and processes
* Experience of working with one or more retailer Specification systems.
* Ability to work well with Suppliers

Main Responsibilities:

* To be responsible for ensuring our Heritage Own Label Specifications are complete, up to date and are an accurate reflection of the products we sell
* To ensure that our Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaires are kept up to date in conjunction with the Technical Office Co-ordinator.
* The position is office based with no requirement for travel outside of the office environment

Person Specification:


* Good standard of education, ideally to HND/HNC or equivalent in a food related discipline
* Previous experience within a similar role would be advantageous.


* Strong numeracy and literacy.
* IT literate - competent in word, and excel and working with on line specification systems
* Strong understanding of technical specification writing.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* Excellent communication skills - written, verbal.

Competencies/ behaviours

* Motivated.
* Organised.
* Flexible.
* Professional.
* Ability to work on own initiative, but also excellent team player.

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