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Specification Writer - Food


£25000 - £27000 per annum

Permanent (Full time)

Our North Wales Food Manufacturer are keen to employ a Specification Writer to join the technical team and enhance the skills in dealing with supply chain.
The candidate must have:

High level of accuracy
Minimum of 2 years' experience working within a similar retail demanding role.
Food industry experience essential.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team player
Excellent administrative skills
Computer literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office
Food Hygiene | HACCP Qualified
Excellent time management
Uses own initiative to get the job done

Desirtable: Conversant with retailer Codes of Practice and Policies desirable Tesco, Sainsbury's, CO-OP, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Iceland, Lidl, Bidfood, Ocado and Premier / would be an advantage

Key Areas of Accountabilities
•Generating customer specifications and pack copies for respective customer accounts inline with NPD's critical path.
•Keeping customer specification systems (example: Evolve, Mcreate, Core etc..) upto date. This includes site contact details, BRC audits, Alert responses, Delisted products moved from an active status, all live products to have an active specification.
•Use up to date raw material specifications for spec population using the raw material controller and / or the approved supplier list (ASL) as a point of contact for any concerns or a check on revision status.
•Artwork generation, coordination and legal label sign-off.
•Ensure any marketing label claims are substantiated with evidence, (identity preserved raw's, health claims etc..).
•Liaison with packaging sign off.
•Compliance to retail COP's nutritional policy, allergn policy, sustainable palm / cocoa policy / allergen policy re: alibi labelling etc, and also their additivites policy in particular.
•HARA population (JS), if not directly accountable support maybe offered.
•TSA population (JS), if not directly accountable support maybe offered.
•Populating the nutrirional data base / average nutritional calculations and NutriCalc.
•Attendance to NPD meetings.
•Bar Code Generation / send samples to customers as required (liase with QA dept. for bar code generation support).
•HACCP Team Member.
•Internal Auditor.
•Ad-Hoc support with QAS generation if the need arises (toget the job done).
•Customer comm's primary contact for specification related issue's. Escalate where further support is required.
•Support with ad-hoc project work.
•Gate keeper of shelf life for respective projects.
•Awareness of the SEDEX system (how to retrive ethical ststus, supplier site codes etc
Key Performance Indicators
1.0 non-conformances from customer audits.
2.Specifications delivered on time for key customers.
3.Gold Standard Specifications generated, with little to no feedback re: imporvements.
4.Artwork RFT to reduce costs and time.
5.Proactive management of raw material specifications ensuring the use of the most upto date version (don't copy paste from previous).
6.Supports others to get the job done.
7.Alerts closed on respective customer accounts.
8.Site Contacts upto date on respective customer accounts.
9.Live products with active specifications in situ.
10.Delisted lines obsolete on respective customer accounts.
Health & Safety Compliance
1.To be aware of and comply with all guidance contained within the company handbook.
2.Reporting of accidents and near-misses.
3.Safe use of factory equipment and compliance with company's safe working instruction.
Skills and Experience Essential
1.Minimum of 2 years' experience working within a similar retail demanding role.
2.Accuracy, attention to detail and numerate approach to provide data on time in the right format.

1.Confident, articulate and courteous communicator over the phone, face-to-face and in writing.
2.Highly flexible, competent and adaptable and takes responsibility for own improvement.
3.Undertakes tasks with enthusiasm and always takes pride in his/her work. Communicates effectively at all levels, considers others' opinions and always treats others with respect.

4.Numeracy skills.
5.Communication skills.
6.Team Work skills.
8.Coordinating skills.
9.Proficient on Microsoft Office.
10.Good interpersonal skills.
11.Problem Solving.

Skills and Experience Desirable
1.Minimum of degree level in a relevant scientific subject.

Posted 33 days ago

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