Produce Technical Manager

£45-55k + Benefits
02 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you an experienced Technical Manager looking for an exciting new challenge with a leading food business, who has continued to grow as a brand year on year?
Do you have hands on experience of Produce ingredients, particularly Fruit and Vegetables?
Are you a passionate foodie who loves fresh food and high quality products?

Main Responsibilities

  • This role focuses on ensuring that all Produce ingredients & finished products are safe, legal and comply with the company standards, through establishing, maintaining, reviewing and continuously improving all systems, processes and standards required for food safety and due diligence.
  • Responsible for maintaining a technical relationship with their food suppliers
  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement in quality (complaints & total defects measure - KPIs)
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate processes are in place, to deliver effective manufacturing technical management to achieve quality standards and deliver long-term improvement plans
  • Responsible for supporting unexpected changes within the supply chain e.g. Capacity crunches, factory relocations, crisis management
  • Responsible for ensuring a thorough & current risk assessment in place with the appropriate HACCP & prerequisite program in place
  • Responsible for the on-time and on-specification delivery of NPD in your area, working closely with the supplier, buyer and product developer

Key Skills Required

  • Food science or Food technology qualification at degree level
  • Relevant experience in food technical roles – preferably in retail or growing
  • Knowledge of post-harvest technology and pesticides
  • Empathy and passion for natural, fresh food, sustainability and the environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines without compromising standards
  • Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written)

If you enjoy working in an amazing head office environment and for a company that provide excellent benefits, then this is the opportunity for you?

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