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Specification Technologist

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Buying and Merchandising
  4. Fixed Term
VAC- 36970

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Our Food Safety & Technical team support our growing array of restaurants and our magnificent Food Halls, in our continued ambition to be one of the world’s leading food destinations. We’re now looking for a Specification Technologist to join their talented team on a fixed term contact for 12 months.

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the Role

As a Specification Technologist, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and managing product specifications, ensuring they adhere to industry regulations and meet our internal standards. Your expertise will be essential in guaranteeing the accuracy and completeness of all technical documentation, thereby contributing to the smooth and efficient production of our exceptional products.

You will support suppliers in compiling, editing and maintaining high quality ingredient, product, consumer information and packaging specifications in a timely manner, also addressing their issues and ensuring that delays are kept to a minimum. By reviewing specifications submitted by suppliers, you will ensure products that are safe, legal and in compliance with Harrods Brand Standards.

About You

You will be a valuable team player with ideally a degree or equivalent qualification in Food Science, Food Technology or related field. You have proven experience in specification management and in-depth knowledge of food processing and legislation to produce information which complies with legal and customer requirements.  

You must be proficient at understanding current and emerging legislation related to food labelling, F.I.R legislation, Natasha’s Law and allergens and apply these to the product knowledge and finally the specification. Additionally, you are familiar with various data sources to ensure accuracy and consistency of data. i.e. Nutricalc, McCance & Widdowson, USDA Nutritional Database and web-based sources.

You’ll have great time-management skills and a strong customer focus when dealing with both internal and external parties. You will also have exceptional communicational and interpersonal skills as you will be interacting with other business areas in your day to day. You’ll have good analytical skills and with excellent attention to detail. Having solid PC skills is a must, being particularly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with auditing would also be advantageous.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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