FMCG Specification Writer - Hybrid Working

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    £ 17.5 - £ 20.5 / Hourly
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Science and Research
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Science - Food Science & Technology

Are you looking to join a globally recognised company?

We are currently recruiting for an experienced specifications writer to join one of the World's leading FMCG organisations. This is a pivotal role supporting the Research & Development department for a specific specifications project. The role is based in our company site in Leicester, LE4 with flexible working available.

This is a one year temporary position. It is a full-time role working 37.5hrs per week with a basic salary between £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience.

The main purpose of the role is to be a specification expert and support the core business through best practice consult with interaction with internal R&D functions including but not limited to quality, regulatory, food safety.

What's in it for you?

  • Flexible working

  • Paid Annual Leave

  • Pension Scheme

  • Free onsite parking when required

  • Weekly pay


Key activities:

  • Acts as an SME for Recipe specifications across WE Foods.

  • Manages WE recipe specifications build and ensures compliance with applicable internal and external procedure updates and audit requirements. Ensures full approval by all functions.

  • Consult and collaborate with both internal functions and global design owners to align on best practice.

  • To gather and collate data from different sources and functions across the business.

  • Ability to identify trends, troubleshoot discrepancies and action accordingly.

  • The job holder is expected to autonomously operate and contribute to the wider business success as an SME owner whilst maintaining an high level of confidentiality and integrity.

  • Build and roll out best practices to enable specification creation via improved knowledge and expertise for the wider WE innovation team. Proactively identify efficiency's and collaborate to leverage.

  • Deep technical understanding where needed will be provided through primacy consult.

  • Technical understanding of how ING's are converted into finished products and building recipes with mass balance requirements.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 to 5 years' previous experience in Product Development Food Manufacturing and Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment preferred

  • Understanding/appreciation of the broader internal and external business environment.

  • Understanding of specification & technical documentation management

  • Strong experience of recipe building.

  • Advanced Mathematical and Excel Skills , with experience of mass balance.

  • Analyses complex problems to find actionable pragmatic solutions and constructive action plans.

  • Delivers against the right priorities & actively supports & take action to drive a common goal across work &/or project teams, asking questions to realign when appropriate.

  • Interpersonal skills with ability to influence with integrity through persuasive communication to drive for results at a more senior level within R&D

  • Experience of sharing good practices with colleagues.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • A self-starter with ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to manage uncertainty and complexity in fast evolving FMCG environments

  • Collaborate, communication and influencing skills

  • Prioritisation and alignment

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Strives for high standards, seeks innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement of products and processes and demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail

  • Confident to challenge when required standards are not being adhered to

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