Interim Specifications Technologist

Lee Bladon 10:57 am

Retailer Specifications

Interim Specifications Technologist / Writer / Manager

Interim Specifications Technologist

I am an experienced interim specifications technologist, writer and manager, with experience of all the major retailer specification systems (see below for a full list).

I am systematic, methodical, organised, accurate, knowledgeable, focused, efficient, calm, and a good multi-tasker with an eye for detail.

I have a good working knowledge of UK and EU food legislation and food labelling. This knowledge is right up-to-date because I have recently attended training courses in Food Legislation and Food and Drink Labelling at Campden BRI.

Interim Specifications Technologist

Retailer Specification Writing and Artwork Checking

  • Completing retailer technical specifications on your behalf.
  • Training your employees to use retailer specification systems.
  • Good working knowledge of food legislation and food labelling.
  • Calculating nutrition information from raw material specifications or food tables.
  • Composing accurate and legal ingredient declarations.
  • Interpreting and applying retailer technical policies and UK / EU legislation.
  • Ensuring that product specifications and labels comply with legislation, guidance and customer codes of practice.
  • Reviewing pack copy and artwork to ensuring the information is accurate and legal.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of UK and EU food legislation.

Retailer Specification Systems Experience

  • Marks and Spencer (M&S) FIND
  • Tesco Quality Connect (previously TTL)
  • Sainsburys Evolve (previously Inspire)
  • Asda The Hive (previously Aspect)
  • Morrisons Create (previously Enterprise)
  • Waitrose Product Pathway (previously WRSpec)
  • Co-op My-Core (previously Core)
  • Oracle / Micros Systems
  • Hamilton Grant

Internal Specifications and Data Management

Writing retailer specifications for finished products is only one part of the job… I am also experienced at writing, checking, managing and collating raw material specifications and in-house manufacturing specifications. These days maintaining technical, quality, food safety, recipe, manufacturing, nutrition and packaging data in an easily accessible way is a job in itself. I usually use spreadsheets to maintain this data because everyone can use them, but I can also work with your IT team to design bespoke databases if required.


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