Specifications Technologist

Posted 18 March 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Expiry date 09 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.

Here at Wisbech, we have a team of 450 colleagues and manufacture premium chilled ready to cook meals for major retailers such as Asda and Co-op.


We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.

We are seeking a talented Specification Technologist to join us at our Wisbech site. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of our product specifications.

The role of a Specification Technologist is varied, you could be working on a new product range or making changes to existing ranges, so developing a key understanding of products will be essential.


You will:

*       Review copy artwork, in line with updated customer technical and labelling policies, and include all regulatory changes that will impact on the accuracy of the pack information and labelling.

*       Document procedures to ensure that internal and customer compliance is met, and the relevant process development practices are adopted.

*       Review raw material specification content to develop 'gold standard' specifications for each raw material to improve compliance.

*       Validate specifications and processes to identify synergies and scope for consolidation through a continuous improvement process.


What we’re looking for

*       Experience of working within a similar role within food manufacturing and have knowledge of writing specifications for retailers.

*       Strong communication and influencing skills and be comfortable in dealing with a wide range of people at all levels.

*       Someone comfortable managing multiple tasks and delivering results against tight deadlines.

*       Talent to analyze information alongside the ability to transfer the data accurately and clearly within reports.

*       Someone who has completed your Food Safety and Health and Safety at Level 2.

*       Good understanding of specifications system and be computer literate to a strong level.


What you’ll get in return

*       Competitive salary and job-related benefits

*       Holidays

*       Pension up to 8% matched

*       Company share save scheme

*       Greencore Qualifications

*       Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

*       Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success