Interim Group Specifications Technologist

  • Department Technical
  • Business Samworth Brothers
  • Product Head Office
  • Location Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Job RefSBG5849
  • Contract Temporary / Fixed Term
  • Posted 15/03/2019
  • Expiry 31/03/2019
Samworth Brothers

Group Technical Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

About Us
At Samworth Brothers our business is food, with our quality chilled and ambient products enjoyed by millions of people every day.We are a fourth-generation family business employing over 10,000 people, operating from well-invested and modern food manufacturing and retail sites across the UK.Our consumer brands include the No 1 Cornish pasty favourite, Ginsters, the iconic malt loaf, Soreen, and sports nutrition brand SCI_MX.

The Role
We are recruiting an Interim Group Specifications Technologist to join our Technical team in Leicester to manage the completion and accuracy of own label product specifications and Quality Attribute Sheets (QAS). As a key part if the technical team, you will liaise with Samworth Brothers sites and suppliers to ensure that up-to-date and comprehensive specifications are available for all materials and packaging.

This will be a three-month assignment to support with Brexit contingency work and the implication of specifications.

In further detail your key duties will include:

  • The completion of raw material, primary packaging and retailer own label specifications
  • To ensure that material specifications are sufficiently detailed to inform site raw material risk assessments to enable effective risk management
  • To support all Samworth Brothers sites where there is an urgent requirement to revise retailer specifications
  • Assisting sites with raw material/primary packaging queries

The Successful Individual
To be successful in the role, you will have the following required skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications:

  • Experience working within a similar role such as Specifications Technologist / Senior Technologist / Food Technologist
  • Ideally degree qualified in a food related subject
  • Food industry experience and a working knowledge of food supply chains
  • Experience of working with IT platforms for raw material, primary packaging and finished product specifications
  • A wealth of experience in complex food products and risk assessment processes
  • A proven track record in a similar role
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Office based software i.e. word, excel, PowerPoint, access
  • Logical and methodical approach combined with a strong attention to detail

The Rewards
It’s the quality of our people that’s made us successful. We encourage a culture of opportunity and learning where our people can gain skills and qualifications to achieve their full potential. We reward hard work and dedication with competitive pay, retirements saving plan, profit share, private health care, occupational health, subsidised employee restaurant, long service awards, free car parking.

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