Senior Technical Manager / Technical Manager

South Yorkshire
£40-55,000 depending on experience
07 Sep 2017
07 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

A manufacturer of chilled and frozen products across both brand and private label, the company supplies all of the Top 4 major multiple retailers as well as the Convenience and Foodservice channels.

The business is currently going through a sustained period of growth having doubled its turnover in  the last 5 years. They’re in the fortunate position of being a well-established and highly regarded supplier in a category where there are a very small number of competitors.

It's a single site operation, based in South Yorkshire.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for managing the Technical function by ensuring compliance with Food Safety Policies & Legislation whilst also liaising with customers on all food quality, safety and legal issues.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage technical standards across the site to ensure that food safety, legality and quality standards are met at all times.
  • To facilitate, assist and advise Production department on the implementation of quality and food safety systems so as to ensure that all finished products are manufactured to specified quality standards.
  • To manage site audits conducted by customers, statutory bodies, third party audit, internal audits in an efficient and timely manner
  • To ensure that the site is compliant with GMP policy, customer manufacturing standards and IFS/BRC/TFMS accreditation.
  • Manage the introduction of new products into the business from concept to launch
  • To agree customers technical requirements and ensure that there are effective systems in place to control product quality. Compliance.
  • Keep up to date with any legislative changes relating to food and notify relevant stake holders.
  • To monitor the work of the Technical Department to ensure that specified checks, records and audits are being completed as required.
  • To develop, manage, motivate, coach, & lead members of the Technical team, ensuring that all direct reports comply with statutory and company regulations, especially Health and Safety requirements.
  • To lead the site HACCP Team and maintain an effective system of HACCP systems and controls.
  • To manage quality complaints, ensuring that they are managed and responded to in a timely manner.
  • To monitor the site hygiene, ensuring that agreed hygiene standards are met at all times
  • To work as part of small flexible, cross functional teams from time to time on other projects which may arise as part of a programme of Continuous Personal Development.
  • Key member of the senior management team-develop technical KPI’s and report on their performance along with areas of improvement needed.i.e Trend analysis
  • Experience of speciation and allergen control
  • To manage standards of suppliers of raw materials, packaging and services

Person Specification

Candidates will currently be working in a Technical Manager position within the UK Food & Drink manufacturing sector. Key experience will include:

  • Degree or equivalent in a food science discipline is vital
  • Experience of managing a Technical function within a fast paced manufacturing company is vital.
  • Experience in facilitating team development.
  • Experience of developing strong relationships with customer and suppliers
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills are required
  • Good interpersonal skills communicating at all levels.
  • Excellent English literacy skills.
  • Ability to prioritise work objectives
  • Up to date knowledge of food legislation and its interpretation.
  • Excellent management skills
  • Knowledge of TFMS standards

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