Technical Service Manager

Technical Service Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    ££competitive + benefits

  • Contact:

    Laura Constantine

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8947

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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A leading FMCG food manufacturer based in Bedford is currently seeking a Technical Services Manager to fulfil the role of Artwork and Specifications Manager for an initial 12 month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Head of Technical the Specifications & Artwork Manager will be responsible for managing a team of specification technologists to approve all finished product specifications and artwork for products manufactured, ensuring compliance to the relevant labelling rules.

Responsibilities of the Specifications & Artwork Manager include:
  • Ensure compliance with all quality, food safety, legal and customer requirements for finished product specifications and artwork
  • Manage the programme of activity for the team, allocating of workloads
  • Manage business project delivery to achieve regulatory labelling
  • Lead business projects from a compliance perspective
  • Set the standards for artwork approval and specifications, ensuring the team is sufficiently trained in the relevant areas
  • Develop and maintain labelling, recipe and specification systems and processes to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Uphold the relevant procedures and data information for finished product specifications and  labelling compliance to external accreditations e.g BRC standards, Soil Association and RSPO
  • Develop and report appropriate KPIs to monitor, maintain and improve year on year performance.
  • Develop and manage the nutrition sampling & testing schedules, ensuring compliance with all requirements.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire the Artwork & Specifications Team in line to achieve personal development
  • and continuous improvement through effective training, development plans, succession planning and recruitment.
The successful Specifications & Artwork Manager will have previous experience of managing a technical team and have knowledge of labelling and artwork regulations. You will have experience of retailer specification systems and a proven track record in checking and sign off of artwork. Staff supervisory / management experience would be desirable.


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