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Product Development/Specification Technologist

O'Kane Resourcing - Carnbane Business Centre Newry, Also in Belfast & Dungannon

Salary: £18,000 - £24,000
Location: Co Down
Contract Type: Permanent
Date Added: 03/05/2016
Closing Date: 03/06/2016

Based in Co. Down, our client is a leading and well established producer of high quality fresh and frozen prepared food products to the retail, wholesale and catering trades. Due to continued success they have a requirement for a Product Development/Specification Technologist to work as part of the Product Development Team. The role will involve liaising with customers and suppliers and you will work alongside the technical department in advising of legal, safety and quality standards.

Product Development/Specification Technologist

The role in brief:

  • Manage bespoke customer specification systems and technical libraries to ensure they are appropriately maintained and updated.
  • Build and maintain customer QAS documents. Manage new products and amendments to existing products.
  • Generate and verify artwork and finished printed packaging and labels to ensure compliance with our customers and legal requirements.
  • Maintain effective lines of communication between the Technical Department, Commercial, NPD, Production and rest of the business.

The person:

Essential

  • Food Science or similar related degree or third level qualification such as a HNC/D in food related discipline.
  • A very strong attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of legal, quality and health and safety guidelines in relation to food specification.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise in a busy production environment.
  • Experience working with technical specification to deliver top quality products.
  • Experience proofing packaging and artwork and completing all other required technical documentation for customers.
  • Ability to write reports and understand documentation such as NPD protocols and procedures.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally to visit customers including overnight stays.
  • Full UK/EU driving licence and access to own car.

Desirable

  • 1-2 years experience in a similar role working within a technical specification position.
  • Passionate about food ideally with the ability to cook competently from scratch.
  • Training on specification writing.

A competitive salary is available together with an opportunity to join a progressive employer who is experiencing strong growth. To find out more, please submit a comprehensive CV, including your remuneration expectations through the link here. You may also call Conor MacNamara in confidence, on 07968 160122 / 028 3025 2407 for further information.

Experience:

Based in Co. Down, our client is a leading and well established producer of high quality fresh and frozen prepared food products to the retail, wholesale and catering trades. Due to continued success they have a requirement for a Product Development/Specification Technologist to work as part of the Product Development Team. The role will involve liaising with customers and suppliers and you will work alongside the technical department in advising of legal, safety and quality standards.

Product Development/Specification Technologist

The role in brief:

  • Manage bespoke customer specification systems and technical libraries to ensure they are appropriately maintained and updated.
  • Build and maintain customer QAS documents. Manage new products and amendments to existing products.
  • Generate and verify artwork and finished printed packaging and labels to ensure compliance with our customers and legal requirements.
  • Maintain effective lines of communication between the Technical Department, Commercial, NPD, Production and rest of the business.

The person:

Essential

  • Food Science or similar related degree or third level qualification such as a HNC/D in food related discipline.
  • A very strong attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of legal, quality and health and safety guidelines in relation to food specification.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise in a busy production environment.
  • Experience working with technical specification to deliver top quality products.
  • Experience proofing packaging and artwork and completing all other required technical documentation for customers.
  • Ability to write reports and understand documentation such as NPD protocols and procedures.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally to visit customers including overnight stays.
  • Full UK/EU driving licence and access to own car.

Desirable

  • 1-2 years experience in a similar role working within a technical specification position.
  • Passionate about food ideally with the ability to cook competently from scratch.
  • Training on specification writing.

A competitive salary is available together with an opportunity to join a progressive employer who is experiencing strong growth. To find out more, please submit a comprehensive CV, including your remuneration expectations through the link here. You may also call Conor MacNamara in confidence, on 07968 160122 / 028 3025 2407 for further information.

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