Technical Administrator

Quality Runcorn, Cheshire


About AAK

AAK is proud to be the world’s leading producer of specialty vegetable fats. Through our unique co-development approach we develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with our customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results.
By doing so, we solve customer specific needs across many industries including Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Foodservice, Infant Nutrition and Personal Care.

Our pioneering spirit and passion for innovation keeps us at the cutting edge of our industry and is what sets us apart. It enables our employees to work in a safe and supportive environment in which they make a genuine impact.

AAK employ more than 3,500 employees globally and with 20 production facilities and customisation plants, and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents we have one of our industries most diverse global footprints.

AAK Runcorn

AAK Runcorn is the home to AAK Foods, a major manufacturer and supplier of sauces, condiments and dressings to the retail and foodservice sectors.

Our private label work has won awards for taste and quality, and our products can be found on the shelves of stores throughout the world.
From our site on Davy Road, to the east of the town centre, we work with customers to co-develop new recipes for grocery private label products, retail restaurants, quick service restaurants, foodservice and food ingredients.

About the role

AAK are seeking to appoint a Technical Administrator to join the Technical team in Runcorn.  The successful candidate will be responsible for completing product specifications and technical requests as per customer demand.


  • Write and maintain product specifications using customer web based portals to meet demands, timescales and expectations.
  • Compile accurate reports and data relating to specifications created.
  • Liaise with customers verbally and via email to ensure all requests and queries are answered in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with Customer Innovation to ensure specifications are aligned with product developments and product launches run smoothly.
  • Review labels for legality and compliance with specifications.
  • Build effective working relationships with co-workers, customers and suppliers.
  • Liaise with suppliers and other stake-holders to ensure specification completion and accuracy.

About you

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to manage and prioritise workloads effectively.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • Strong administration skills.
  • Able to work to and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and experience of writing specifications for retailers in a food manufacturing environment or a degree in nutrition / food law or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of legal labelling, legislation and application 

In return AAK offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Company bonus scheme.
  • UK Healthcare scheme.
  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays.
  • Group life cover.
  • Ride2work scheme.

AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.