Specifications Writer required for a successful manufacturing company based in Hull. Salary is competitive and up to circa £24,000 plus benefits. Working hours are Monday to Friday from 0800 – 1700.
Arlington Moore Recruitment Agency is working on behalf of our prestigious manufacturing client who is looking to appoint a Specifications Writer.
Reporting to the Assistant Technical Manager, the Specifications Writer will be primarily responsible for all specifications (external and internal) ensuring that they comply with all quality, legal and safety standards as well as all customer policies and codes of practice.
The main duties include:
To write external specifications for all customers - have a general understanding of site processes and procedures so that the specifications are legally compliant, adhere to customer policies and are accurately completed as required, ensuring that information provided is up to date.
Liaise with NPD, Process, Production, Site Technical and Group Technical Services to ensure all required information is ready, correct and approved for external specifications prior to submitting customer specifications and challenged as required.
Reviewing external specifications to ensure they match current artwork and any other changes are captured, including customer policy amends
Respond to any customer queries relating to the specification and amends as necessary.
Liaising with the process team to write, review and maintain the customer QAS systems to ensure they reflect customer specifications and product.
Approving retail pack copies and ensuring NPD approve retail pack copies prior to artwork stages.
Writing, reviewing and maintaining the internal specification systems to ensure they reflect customer specifications and factory processes and customer policy amends
Liaise with NPD, Process, Production, Site Technical and Group Technical Services to ensure all required information is ready, correct and approved for internal specifications prior to product launch and challenged as required
Reviewing group technical issued raw material lists to ensure they include all current and upcoming ingredients - reviewing raw material specifications prior to customer launches and ensuring they are signed off by group technical.
Responding to customer alerts on all retailer systems.
Experience and Qualifications:
Food safety Level 3
Food labelling qualification or equivalent experience
Retailer lead specification training
Previous experience of Specification administration
Retailer specification requirements
Microsoft Office packages
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with a high standard of literacy
Strong attention to detail and level of accuracy
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established company and become a key player in a forward-thinking team.
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