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Specifications Technologist

Technical & Sustainability - Piccadilly

Contract: Temporary
Salary: Competitive and Benefits

Our Head Office department is located in the heart of Piccadilly and occupies the 5th & 6th floor of our beautiful flagship store. This central London location, offers so much to explore including restaurants, bars, cultural sites, shopping and more, and only a short walk from the Green Park Tube Station and plenty of bus stops.

Role Purpose:
This role will support with the delivery of the Traceall project. It will involve approving technical specifications on Traceall, adding new suppliers to the database, and ensuring suppliers have uploaded all their products/ specs into the system so that Traceall matches our stock control system product list.
Reports to: Lead Senior Category Technical Manager

Key Role Responsibilities:
• Checking all supplier specifications on Traceall and approving/ rejecting them
• Ensuring suppliers are chased and have input their information for each product into Traceall
• Cross checking StarChef with Traceall to ensure the systems match
• Inputting internal product specifications into Traceall
• Constructing current ‘menu’s’ on Star Chef so allergen information can automatically be generated

Key Performance Indicators:
• Ensuring all existing and new specifications on Traceall are checked and approved
• Ensuring Star Chef products match Traceall
• Ensuring that suppliers have input their relevant allergen information into Traceall

• Scientific degree or equivalent
• At least 3 years’ experience in a technical area in either retailing or manufacturing
• Specification creation and sign off experience is required
Role Specific Criteria (Experience/ Behaviours & Technical Ability)
• Works well in collaboration with different teams across the business
• Ability to adapt and be agile in fast paced environment
• Excellent level of attention to detail
• Prior knowledge/ experience with Traceall & Star Chef is preferable or any other similar systems
• Excellent communication skills
• Take a lead on management of specification system
• Ability to manage suppliers completing specifications accurately and in a timely manner

In return, we offer…

• A competitive salary
• A discretionary annual bonus scheme
• A generous store and restaurant discount (of up to 40%)
• A subsidised staff restaurant which uses Fortnum’s ingredients
• 25 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays) a year and an extra day off for your birthday
• Excellent pension scheme
• Development opportunities to help grow your career
• Additional annual leave and a gift once you have been with us for 5 years

At Fortnum & Mason we've been innovating for more than 300 years and as part of our mission to deliver a sense of pleasure for the centuries to come. We have grown to be a digitally focused and multi-channel company with the excitement of expanding our family to include those willing to grow with us.

Those who can consistently demonstrate individual initiative within a collaborative team framework, thrive at Fortnum & Mason. If this sounds like you, and you’re ready for the next step in your career, we welcome your application!