A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Technical Manager to join a branded global food business with a rapidly growing portfolio of products. Driven by a culture of innovation, ambition and entrepreneurship, this company works to bring their unrivalled product ranges to food lovers across the spectrum. Their Product Team now needs a bright and capable Technical Manager to take full technical responsibility for their amazing products.
Reporting to the Product Director you will take the technical lead for the UK arm of this rapidly growing brand and have full responsibility for Food Safety, Quality, Legality and Brand Reputation. Based at their Head Office in London, you will have play a key role in Supplier Management, Governance, Process Innovation and will make a positive contribution to the company’s NPD Programme.
Key areas of responsibility:
Supplier Management - Develop strong Technical relationships with current and future suppliers of finished products and work closely with them to drive quality improvements. Conduct Supplier Approval Audits for new suppliers as well as auditing current suppliers in the UK and Europe. Agree and manage KPI’s and ensure corrective actions are followed through.
Governance - Conduct regular reviews of product integrity, ensure Quality Control programmes are in place both internally and at suppliers as well as own the Crisis Management Procedure. Implementation of HACCP throughout the supply chain and ensuring that Food Safety and Due Diligence Programmes are carried out.
Products - Support the development of new product and ensure the product team have the level of ingredient knowledge needed as well as the understanding of legality and allergens. Work with suppliers to develop a good understanding of processes and procedures ensuring that the right trials are conducted and that products meet all legislative and quality requirements as a platform for success in the market place.
We’re looking for a confident, experienced and poised Technical Manager who has gained a wealth of technical experience from food manufacturing or retail environments. As well as the usual HACCP, BRC, auditing and quality management systems experience, we really need a technical manager with a real passion for food and processes that verges on geeky. Embracing new product areas, getting excited about technical innovation and advancements in technology and ingredients is essential.
Developing fair and collaborative relationships with suppliers alongside a love for factories is a must for this role. There will be travel to suppliers within the UK and mainland Europe so you will need to have a flexible approach and be able to adapt to the needs of a fast paced business.
Could this be your dream job with a brand you can really get passionate about? Interested in finding out more? Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.
Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.