Specifications Technologist

Job Description

Job Title Specifications Technologist

Location Redgrave or Debach factories.


Redgrave site supplies most of the UK retailers with multi-species primal and added value speciality poultry products.
Working with the Technical Managers to ensure that all products are correctly specified with accurate product information.
This role will involve direct customer interface.


Produce new specifications in a timely manner including photo and quality standards.

Support existing specifications in a format acceptable to individual customers.

Support any internal Gressingham Foods requirements.

Ensure signed (manual/electronic) specifications are held on site for products at all stages of manufacture, with periodic reviews and updates.

Provide technical assistance to the Product Development team in factory trials, pre-productions, and assistance to the factory, at launch.

Be familiar with all retailer on line systems in order to produce finished product specifications.

Review specifications on a routine basis to ensure accuracy and relevance.

Assist in the technical ownership of the product from development handover to launch.

Lead and organise internal specifications to ensure all are up to date.
Become more Technical minded and fully understand all product processes.

Complete, document and verify internal audits carried out against the internal audit plan.


Reporting to the Technical Manager, the Specifications Technologist is accountable for producing, updating and reviewing specifications.


Internal – All colleagues at all levels.

External – Suppliers at all levels. Customers at all levels.


Experience: Experience of customers specifications systems
Minimum one year experience in a similar role.
Knowledge of HACCP & Food Safety principles

Knowledge: Legislation Knowledge

Qualifications: GCSE English & Math

Skills: Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
Good personal communication and presentation in respect of customer interface as demanded by the role.


The job holder may be required at any time to perform any reasonable task outside the general provisions of this job description in the pursuance of Good Company practice or need.
Be aware that holidays will be severely limited during November and December due to workload commitment.


The jobholder is required to respect any matter deemed by management as confidential as outlined in the Contract of Employment.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8AM to 5:30 PM

Salary: To be discussed at interview

As part of the Gressingham team you will have the opportunity to take part in our training programme delivered through an external partnership with a training provider. This training will not only support your current position but aims to improve and build on aspects of a future career with the Company.
We have a discounted staff shop, where you can purchase products produced in the Company at a greatly reduced cost. All staff have access to this.


CREATED 27/12/2021

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