Technical Manager

Location
London/Hertfordshire
Salary
£35-45,000pa
Posted
21 Mar 2018
Closes
21 Apr 2018
Ref
KA/11255
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you looking for a new and exciting Technical Manager position with a continuously growing food business and brand?
Are you passionate about food and also very customer focussed?
Are you flexible and enjoy travelling as part of your role?

Main Responsibilities:
You will ensure all products meet the criteria for safe and legal food supply.
Approving suppliers, working closely with the Product Developer and Trading Manager. Building strong relationships with suppliers to ensure they have the best products and the best factories.
Developing products and ranges and benchmarking versus the competitors to ensure they have the right quality, QUIDS and specifications.
Technical Expertise to keep up to date with process development and relevant legislation e.g. FIR, Department of Health guidelines and pledges, Sedex and ethical auditing.
Audit all potential factories and attend NPD trials and first production runs. Sign off specifications, produce Pack Copies and approve artwork. Ensure all products meet the criteria for safe and legal food supply.    
Work within the NPD process and to the Critical Path timelines to ensure they launch the right products first time.
Conduct quality reviews post launch to monitor quality making recommendations for any corrective action required. You will need to monitor product quality, Customer Complaints and Product Reviews 
Ongoing programme of quality monitoring vs product specifications and competitor benchmarks

Key Skills Required:
You will be degree qualified in a food related subject. 
You will have previous experience of working in a food manufacturing environment, with retailers or having a retail facing role, working closely with suppliers, including auditing, supplier development, NPD from concept to launch and completing all necessary technical documentation. 
Good Communication Skills both written and verbal are essential 
Excellent Influencing skills and high motivation levels are key

If this sounds of interest to you then please do not hesitate to apply?

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