Specification & Packaging Technologist, Harwich, Essex

  • Salary: Competitive/negotiable
  • Status: Temporary Role

Reporting to the Group Technical manager, we are recruiting on a temporary basis a Specification & Packaging Technologist.


  • Responsibility for the technical sign off for packaging, involving checking artwork against specifications through several stages.
  • Write and maintain specifications generating the recipe information, ingredients declaration, nutritional and allergens information with all relevant legislation.
  • Coordinate all information for new product specifications and transferring data into specific factory and customer requirements.
  • Maintain product quality, safety, composition and labelling.
  • Assess and trial packaging samples within factory environment for compatibility.
  • Liaise with Packaging providers to ensure product compliance and specification database is maintained.
  • To assist the technical team as required during customer visits and audits.

Personal Profile:

  • A food related degree ideally or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of the online retailer specification systems preferred
  • Previous experience of conducting packaging trials and assessments
  • Strong communication skills for dealing with suppliers and customers
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Strong understanding of the food manufacturing industry

The ideal candidate will be:

Competent using Microsoft office and retailer approval systems.

Have previous experience working in a similar role.

A good team player.


Online application form

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