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Specifications Technologist

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Date: 09-Oct-2020

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

Based in Carlton, Barnsley


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hardworking Specifications Technologist to write and maintain branded and retailer specifications for products supplied and produced by Premier Foods Manufacturing sites. Collation, validation and accurate input of data are required into retailer and Premier specification database systems.  Ensure provision of data is conducted in a timely manner and to the correct “Gold” standard. Ongoing maintenance of data is required to ensure information is correct, up to date, accurate and to the agreed standard.


What you will be doing:

  • Ensure all necessary information is presented in a format to enable the generation of a finished product specifications and product labels which meets with all relevant legislation.
  • Create specifications for retailers, foodservice and branded products and ensure all data is correct and accurate.
  • Process, check and approve bought in factored good specifications.
  • Ensure all necessary and accurate legislative information is incorporated into the specifications, ensure compliance to retailer policies for retailer own label products and internal polices for branded products.
  • Be the point of contact between Premier Foods and Premier Foods customer/supply base where required.
  • Ensure all necessary information is presented in a pack copy format to enable the generation of a product label which meets with all relevant legislation.
  • Understand, maintain and develop knowledge of retailer systems and requirements to enable maintenance of customer specifications on their chosen systems.
  • Liaise with Factory Technical, Procurement, Legal, NPD, BAM’s, TAM’s, Marketing and Project Managers to ensure products are compliant and the correct data is used to complete customer and branded specifications and the generation of pack copies.
  • Checking of artwork to ensure that it is compliant, correct and reflective of the specification


What we need from you:

  • Experience of inputting Technical data into data management systems
  • Food Technology Qualifications
  • Retailer Web Based Specifications Systems
  • Current experience within food industry and /or specification writing experience


What we offer you in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 7.5% pension
  • Life assurance (if contributing to pension scheme)
  • Wide range of online training
  • Access to an employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers

Our much-loved brands include Mr Kipling, Cadbury, Bisto, Batchelors, Ambrosia, Sharwood’s, Oxo, Loyd Grossman, Homepride and McDougall’s, with some supported by our strategic partnerships with Mondelez and Nissin.