CPA Recruitment

Technical Manager

Stockport, Greater Manchester
16 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Job Purpose : 
To lead the day-to-day quality control and quality audit functions within the factory whilst maintaining mandatory BRC and customer accreditations.

Key Tasks : 

  • To oversee all aspects of day to day Quality Assurance including Raw Material QC and factory QC operations. 
  • To manage all site audits, including GMP, systems, and traceability. 
  • To manage, motivate, coach and develop the site team of QAs and advise on training needs. 
  • To manage complaint investigations and responses to customers as appropriate. 
  • To manage, review and develop all aspects of BRC, IFS and customer standards to maintain A Grade status or equivalent. 
  • To champion site quality through such processes as HACCP, TACCP and Continuous Improvement. 
  • To identify, establish and develop departmental and customer KPIs. 
  • To develop and maintain robust quality checks from raw material to finished goods, making appropriate recommendations for improvement, in conjunction with specifications. 
  • To deputise for the Compliance and Technical Manager during holidays or absence. 
  • To ensure that  Health and Safety standards are met in all activities to ensure a safe working environment is provided for all employees 
  • To ensure that all environmental standards are met in all activities onsite to ensure minimum impact to the environment. 
  • Document control management for all departments 

Essential Skills

  • Degree/Food related Science or HNC/HND 
  • Advanced Food Safety and Food Hygiene Qualifications 
  • BRC Lead Auditor 
  • Intermediate HACCP certificate 
  • Some experience of managing others 
  • Knowledge of ISO 22000 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Ability to get buy-in 
  • Self-organisation and time management skills

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