Technical Manager, Newcastle
A business with a history of manufacturing high quality products for major UK retailers and well-known brands. Inspirational, clean, linear plant run via automation but with bespoke hand-finishing areas for high end product ranges. The factory is aromatic and rejuvenating - a truly pleasant environment to work in! As a Technical Manager you can really make an impact here to drive continued quality and professionalism on the shop floor and lead the way with exceptional standards for both customer and consumer.
Having been around the factory myself, I can say there is a great "team" feel, everyone is friendly and with the size of the company you can really start to feel at home quickly. Having tried the products myself - I can also highly recommend them!
Sitting on the Senior Management team you will lead a team of four and report directly to the Managing Director and will have autonomy and responsibility for all Technical on site, including: Quality, H&S, Packaging, Legislation, Governance and Specifications. You don't have to have experience of the product here, there is an established and long serving team both in Quality and in production who hold a wealth of expertise that they can impart, train and support you with; but what we do need is operational expertise, and an understanding of technical standards and legislation both UK and Worldwide. In return, you will have the challenges and excitement of a new product sector; you will be looked upon as a true technical expert in your field and will be able to drive standards from the shop floor upwards.
This is a great place to be hands on with the team, and continue to move forward from a traditional QC environment to a QA culture. What is also great about this role is there is a huge amount of export, so you can challenge yourself further with ongoing worldwide labelling, legislation and packaging changes.
The site has very pragmatic and the MD is very operationally focused, he likes a pro-active, can-do approach, so you can expect to be factory and operations focused in all you do. If you like being in the thick of it, being able to drive improvements and influence others this is the culture for you! There is a real focus on personal empowerment and involvement, and you will be given the autonomy to lead and drive improvements. As well as investing in its people there is also continuous investment in the facilities and site to allow you to continue to develop a culture of technical excellence.
If you are an operationally focused Technical Manager with experience in the food manufacturing industry we would love to hear from you!
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