Technical Manager

South East,£50000 to £55000 per annum

Job Description: The Technical Manager is responsible for: ensuring all aspects of the quality systems within the Company are maintained and improved. Ensuring product specifications are achieved in terms of quality, safety and legality and the effective control of the Technical Department. The Technical Manager is also responsible for liaising with external agencies and customers with regard to quality issues and improvement plans.

Essential Functions:

- Manage and drive the technical team to ensure food safety, quality and legality at all times.
- Act as first level decision maker for product/process non-conformance ensuring thorough investigation/corrective action.
- Add value to the business by leading the provision of commercially sensitive, objective, technical expertise.
- Provide direction and support internally and externally in identifying risks, leading the management of incidents / emerging issues and working to improve processes.
- Manage all 3rd party accreditation including successful completion of BRC and all customer audits where applicable
- Lead HACCP Team and review annually.
- Lead customer complaint trending and process to ensure timely and accurate responses are given to customers and trends are escalated to product or process issues where appropriate.
- Ensure the management of the hygiene team and sub-contractors to deliver consistently high standards in line with best practice

- Sufficient experience in a similar role
- Food Science Degree or closely related discipline.
- Industry knowledge within food manufacturing & fresh produce
- Proven team management experience
- Hands on experience of accreditation standards (BRC and ISO)
- Experience of change management
- Experience of internal and supplier auditing
- Ability to lead crisis situations i.e. product withdrawals & recalls
- Good communication skills


- Commercial acumen which facilitates business strategy
- Train the trainer

Chilled Food Manufacturers supplying into Retail

c£50,000 plus benefits

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14 Jan 2013
28 Jan 2013
Marc Graham
Food Manufacturing