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4 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Location: Oldham
Job type: Contract
Employment Type: Employer
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Sector: FMCG
Category: Product Development Jobs

Specification and Artwork Writer (NPD, Food) BLUS84776
Salary £25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Our client is a c£160million business which supplies cake and desserts in Own Brand to the Major Multiples. There are two sites in the North West at Bolton and Oldham. The Oldham site is a craft bakery supplying cake products and mainstream desserts mostly to Marks & Spencers. The Bolton site manufactures more commodity based products making for example slab cakes, and top tier unit cake for a variety of retailers including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco’s and Morrisons, and also features some brand products.

The success of the business has further been recognised both by its peers and within its sector by being awarded a variety of awards including the Bakery Food Manufacturer of the year.

An opportunity has arisen to work in their NPD Department to provide specification writing services for all customers.

Job Profile:

Upload product details onto customer internet-based systems
Create Customer documentation
Action product change authorisations
Create and maintain Technical Data systems to store accurate technical data
Provide support for ad hoc Technical support as directed 
Artwork approval and packaging sign off

Candidate Profile:

Accuracy and attention to detail is vital and experience of working in environments that are based upon high detail/proof reading/accurate data transfer is essential
Experience of customer internet systems
Experience of M&S FIND system essential
High level administration including an aptitude for working with systems
Evidence of planning workloads and prioritisation
Must be fully competent with pc packages
Previous experience in the food industry is required
Ability to work as part of a team
Experience of working towards tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
Able to communicate clearly, fluently and openly with all levels of the business both written and verbal
Proactive, keen, eager with a hands-on approach and eager to make a difference


8:30 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:30 – 16:00 Friday


25 days holiday a year and 8 statutory holidays
Money purchase pension scheme 
Discount scheme on purchases from high street retailers
Free Parking

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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