Specifications Technologist

25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
11 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Specifications Technologist
Contract: FTC 6-12months
Location: Scunthorpe (Office based)
Salary: GBP25,000 - GBP30,000
Nisa is an award-winning group which helps independent retailers flourish in the retail market by distributing quality and competitive food at scale. Our ethos is to support communities around the UK, by helping independent retailers make a true difference to their local area.
We are looking for a Specifications Technologist, 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 Nisa's online Teknispex website, to enable Nisa 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
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.
• Working Brilliantly Together - Supporting each other to be the best that we can be.
• Value Each other - Understand and respect individuals.
• Focus on the future - Learning from today to improve tomorrow.
• Make it simple - Challenge ourselves to simplify what we do.
This Job Description describes key areas of the post but is not exhaustive. The Job Description is subject to review and amendment in line with the needs of the business.
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