Technical Services Manager, London
This is an excellent stepping stone role into full Technical Management.
This is an excellent Technical Services Manager opportunity to join one of the UK's largest food manufacturers in a progressive technical position.
It is a business that has a strong track record of progressing its employees and is highly regarded for the defined career paths it has developed for its staff.
This Technical Services Manager role shall manage the raw material approval and risk assessment and the related systems. Communication is a large part of this job and you shall liaise both internally with buying, procurement, development and manufacturing and then externally with suppliers, other sites in this multi-sited business and of course the customer. This position is also key to maintaining supplier relationships and so it will be managing them, as well as auditing them.
It will hold overall responsibility for the generation of customer specifications and packaging as well as overall responsibility for the Raw Material Intake operation. And therefore assessment of raw materials to agreed standards. If there are any issues this position will also be key in the follow up with suppliers.
You will also be responsible for the management of a team of people while working within the Technical department to ensure the demands of the business are achieved.
We are ideally looking for someone with a food science degree or suitable qualification in a food related subject with a good understanding of food safety in the chilled food sector.
Due to the nature of this senior role within the business, you will need to have experience of a similar role within the food industry (please note aspiring technical or QA's at a slightly lower level will be considered). Experience of or good knowledge of different types of food industries will also be a big plus but realistically you will need to have worked in High Care / High Risk operations.
This is a super opportunity to lead the technical services team in a category leader.
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