Technical Manager (Fresh Produce)

Location
Home Counties/Flexible Location
Salary
£45-55k + Benefits
Posted
20 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Ref
KA/11173
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you a solid Technical Manager with experience of managing a supplier base?
Do you have a strong background in Fresh Produce (whole or prepared produce)?
Are you flexible to travel across the UK and Europe as part of the role?

Main Responsibilities
Delivering product improvement, product development and supplier development projects across the category to agreed plan and timescales aligned with category and brand strategy.
Assessing capability of new suppliers and advising of suitability for approval process and any action required.
Delivering improved quality performance across category through actioning routine sampling, complaints, incidents and sales.
Investigate and resolve food safety, quality and/or integrity issues escalated, quality testing, nutritional verification or supply chain working with key stakeholders to find lasting solutions.

Key Skills Required
Graduate with relevant food related degree, as well as relevant auditing and HACCP experience
Strong, proven experience in a similar Technical Manager role
Thorough understanding of the fresh produce category, food technology, relevant country legislation, food hygiene, audit and quality management systems
Product management and commercialisation experience in a highly networked environment
Proven track record of working cross-functionally with key stakeholders

If you are looking for a company that offer great benefits and this role sounds of interest then please do not hesitate to apply for this position.