£30,000 - £35,000
A fast growing, award winning multi-channel business are seeking a Technical Manager to lead and champion the technical requirements for their West Yorkshire based bakery site.
You will be responsible for ensuring products are safe, legal, responsibly sourced and meet the product brief and developing and delivering the site continuous improvement plan for all quality and technical related issues.
You will lead the site technical function site ensuring food safety, quality, and legislative compliance. This is a fast-paced environment supplying to a major customer - you will ensure that procedures are in place to meet HACCP and GMP standards and directly interface with the customer to manage food safety and quality, dealing with any issues quickly and effectively. You will also liaise with external bodies with regards to compliance audits (BRC) and follow up any non-conformances with robust, timely action plans. With a team of 4 staff reporting in from Technical Services, Quality, Hygiene and Raw Materials you will be the lynch pin that pulls it all together and drives the technical function forward.
You will be the expert in your field, supporting the existing BRC standards and Customer COP’s. You will act with pace and integrity at all times. Due to our accelerated growth you must have experience in building high performing teams. Managing and developing long term partnerships with suppliers, stakeholders and customers.
Minimising cost and risk throughout the supply chain and product range, ensuring appropriate controls are in place for consistency, legality, HACCAP, pest control and quality of products and packaging and signing off products at appropriate milestones.
Ensuring required Due Diligence documents are in place. Ensuring labelling is legal and factually correct. Maintaining and updating of the QMS (Quality Management System)
Monitoring all quality and customer feedback and implementing actions to resolve issues raised, customer requirements and product specifications. Management and reduction of customer complaints, incidents and enforcement challenges in your area. Support the technical critical path for new products/product changes, working with suppliers and flagging risks.
· Minimum of 2-5 years of work experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
· Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel, Outlook)
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
· You should be self-motivated, and results orientated.
· Be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.
· BRC and Retail experience
· Experience of managing teams
For more information on the position, please contact either Alex Thornton or James Wilkins.