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Specifications Technologist

  • Location:

    Dublin

  • Sector:

    Food Production & FMCG

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    hybrid

  • Contact:

    Next Generation

  • Contact email:

    megan.oconnor@nextgeneration.ie

  • Job ref:

    JOB-13778_1715157133

  • Published:

    13 days ago

Job Title: Specifications Technologist
Location: Dublin (hybrid)
Role Summary

As a Specifications Technologist, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy, compliance, and safety of our product specifications. You'll collaborate with cross-functional teams, manage documentation, and contribute to the successful launch of new products.

Responsibilities

  1. Product Specifications Creation and Review:

    • Work closely with R&D, Quality Assurance, and Production teams to create and review detailed product specifications.
    • Ensure accuracy in ingredient lists, allergen information, nutritional data, and packaging details.
  2. Packaging and Labeling Compliance:

    • Thoroughly review packaging artwork and labeling to meet legal requirements.
    • Verify that all product labels adhere to industry standards and provide clear information to consumers.
  3. Supplier Coordination:

    • Collaborate with suppliers to verify raw material specifications.
    • Ensure consistency in quality attributes across our product range.
  4. Artwork Management:

    • Oversee the artwork approval process, ensuring alignment with brand guidelines and regulatory norms.
    • Maintain an organized system for managing packaging artwork files.
  5. Technical Expertise:

    • Stay informed about food safety regulations, labeling laws, and industry trends.
    • Provide technical guidance to internal teams and external partners.
  6. Project Management:

    • Lead specifications projects related to new product launches, reformulations, and line extensions.
    • Meet project deadlines and communicate progress effectively.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2+ years experience as a Food Technologist or Specifications Technologist in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in using specifications management software and tools.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of food labeling regulations (e.g., EU regulations) is essential.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for growth and progression