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FMCG Specification Writer - Hybrid Working

Job Description

Job Description

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., 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.

Candidate Description

  • 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

Application Description

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