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Specifications Technologist/Administrator Raw Materials

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Date: 05-Dec-2021

Location: Barnsley, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.


Specifications Technologist/Administrator - Raw Materials

Based in Carlton, Barnsley



To manage your own KPIs and workload to meet the requirements of the business and the department.


The role is required to request, process, review and approve ingredient specifications for raw materials supplied to Premier Foods using our Hamilton Grant specification system. Ensuring provision of data is conducted in a timely manner and to the correct “Gold” standard as well as ongoing maintenance of data to ensure all information is correct, accurate and to the agreed standard.


Full training and ongoing support will be given to achieve the below.


What you'll be doing?

  • Dealing with specification requests (both internally and with the suppliers).
  • Prompt action of new RM requests via the NIC database as required.
  • Requesting, checking, processing, approving and maintaining raw material specifications on the Hamilton Grant specification database as required in conjunction with internal teams and the suppliers.
  • Dealing directly with Premier Foods raw material suppliers as required.
  • Ensuring all necessary information on the raw material specification is completed and correct to enable the generation of accurate finished product specifications and product labels which meet with all relevant legislation.
  • Provide support and knowledge of systems and products to other team members and to Premier Foods technical divisions.
  • Liaise with the Factory Technical Managers, NPD and Procurement to provide the support necessary to ensure products are compliant with the customer specifications.
  • Validation with suppliers to confirm claims such as vegan society approval.
  • Answering queries and providing technical information for ingredients including allergens, country of origin, shelf life and nutritional information etc as required.
  • Provision of reports and completion of questionnaires and databases as and when required


What we need from you:

  • GCSE/A levels pass as a minimum (Essential)
  • Good organisational/Administration skills (Essential)
  • Ability to manage and input data accurately and efficiently (Essential)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, literacy and numeracy
  • IT competent
  • Ability to work without supervision and on own initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects



At Premier Foods we believe in inclusion, we seek individuality, and we trust in authenticity. Diversity is our strength, and everyone is welcome, we promise to foster an inclusive environment so everyone can thrive. We aim to ensure all existing or potential colleagues are given equal opportunities and are equally respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who you are, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Everyday inclusion is our approach to ensuring that the things we all do on a daily basis, including the way we behave and interact with each other, support the culture and values we are committed to.