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Product and Packaging Specifications Technologist
JO-1708-2280
Permanent
East Midlands - Matthew Walker, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7RJ

4 Ingredients. 2 Sisters. 1 Amazing Opportunity.
 
Role: Specifications Technologist/ Product & Packaging Technologist 
Location: Heanor, Derbyshire
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Prospects
 
It takes more than a certain something to create one of the UK’s biggest and brightest food companies. It takes the four magical ingredients of entrepreneurial spirit, the motivation to thrive on challenge, the desire to lead the food industry and ability to work with agility and pace. These ingredients have seen 2 Sisters Food Group become a 23,000-strong team in just 20 years!
 
We are built on people like you: an exceptional Specifications Technologist/ Product & Packaging Technologist who has what it takes to make an impact in our Matthew Walker business.
Matthew Walker is based in Derbyshire and is the world’s oldest Christmas pudding maker, producing around 97% of the UK Christmas pudding market.  The Derbyshire factory opened in 1899 and relocated to its present site in Heanor in 1967.  Matthew Walker produces over 100 different varieties of Christmas pudding and a variety of sponge puddings, supplying to all major UK retailers and a number of food service customers.  Matthew Walker also supplies a range of Christmas puddings to international customers including Woolworths in Australia.
                                                                                  
About the Role:
As a Specifications Technologist/ Product & Packaging Technologist you will be supporting the writing of electronic and internet based customer specifications for leading retailers. You will also support the artwork processes, verifying and approving all artwork in line with critical paths, customer and legal requirements. In addition you will co-ordinate the implementation of new recipes and materials into the factory, running factory trials; providing key samples for customers and relevant evaluations, in line with good manufacturing practice, customer codes of practice and legal requirements. You will also assist with any customer requests as required. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of multiple retailers including the leading ones.  
 
About You:
You will be an experienced specification technologist from food manufacturing, several years’ experience required. Knowledge of major retailer specifications systems is very desirable. You will be an excellent communicator, skilled at handling customer queries and liaison. Experience of dealing with artworks is desirable. Attention to detail is a must. You will have a passion to succeed and work to high standards, and be exceptionally well organised.
 
Can you do it?  Yes you can, if you’re fanatical about food, thrive under pressure and have the can-do spirit that’s created our brand.  Bring those qualities along with the below and you will have the
Recipe for success:
 
If you feel that you are ready to be a Specifications Technologist/ Product & Packaging Technologist for the UK’s biggest selling food manufacturer and want to make the most of this amazing opportunity, please apply, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!
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