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Specification Technologist

07 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Specification Technologist
Are you passionate about business compliance and product legality?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience in a food safety or technical role? 

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to accurate customer specifications and adhering to legislative standards across Avara Foods. We are looking for a highly competent and motivated Specification Technologist to join our Technical department, based at either our Hereford, HollyBank or Abergavenny sites- when COVID restrictions ease.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working within a fast-paced environment where strong communication skills, accuracy and an eye for detail is key.

Purpose of the role:
As a Specification Technologist, you will be responsible for creating specifications for a range of customers, reviewing and approving artwork as well as ensuring deadlines are met with consistent accuracy. Working within a team you will build strong working relationships across our customer and colleague base. 

Your key responsibilities as Specification Technologist will include:
Complete finished product specifications and approve artwork in accordance with critical paths to facilitate successful product launches
Work alongside Ingredients and Packaging Specifications Technologist to approve raw material and packaging specifications
Work closely with NPD to integrate with the NPD launch process to ensure successful product launches
Internal liaison and support for Site Technical and external liaison for retail customers

What we are looking for:
Food related Further Education qualification
Experience of writing food specifications with knowledge of major retailers' online specification systems and critical paths
Experience of retailer artwork approval systems and in-depth knowledge of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation
Excellent attention to detail whilst being able to organise workload to achieve key deadlines.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels
Food related HND - Desirable
Food labelling qualification- Desirable

A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards. 
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
Virtual interview process
Daily temperature screening
Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
Face coverings required in all shared spaces
Increased cleaning regimes across sites
Virtual meetings and remote working

What’s in it for you?
As a Specification Technologist you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
31 Days Holiday 
Competitive Pension 
Life Insurance 
Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.