Category Technical Manager

Location
Kent
Salary
£attractive + car + package
Posted
11 May 2018
Closes
18 May 2018
Ref
FMW17951
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Technical Manager
Kent
£attractive + car + package

Clearly acknowledged as a market leader in their sector, our client is a highly successful business and brand – delivering a range of chilled, ambient and frozen quality ingredients and finished products to their customers within the food industry sector.  

The Role and Responsibilities:

  • Enjoying extensive liaison with customers and responsible for the effective management and ongoing development of a specific range of products, this is a broad based role, encompassing supplier management and product launches, as well as offering wider support for all food safety issues across all technical matters. 
  • Provide support, guidance and expertise to the procurement & category team in context of supplier selection, supplier expertise, product quality attributes and control parameters which will successfully contribute to exceeding customer expectations, growing sales and profit.
  • Stay abreast of industry challenges, issues and developments, sharing insight within the technical, category & procurements teams to mitigate impact and support sales growth.
  • Effective supplier management from initial selection & approval through conducting site visits, setting clear technical expectations, providing guidance & support, issuing performance updates and instigate joint business/improvement plans.
  • Maintain the approved supplier database, complete due diligence visits as required ensuring visit reports are documented and all non-conformances are effective closed out.
  • Maintain up to date specifications for all products.
  • Generate and approve own brand artwork.
  • Instigate a robust quality assessment programme for product range.

Personal Profile 

  • To succeed, you’ll need to have the technical skills and expertise that sets you apart from the rest. In short, extensive experience of quality/technical management, ideally with fresh high care products, which must encompass compressive knowledge of the full product supply chain. Above all, however, we’ll be seeking a passionate leader and a proven industry professional from a retail, foodservice or manufacturing background, with the necessary stature and vision to really make a significant long term contribution to this business. 
  • Food Science/Technology degree or similar.
  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Knowledge of effective quality management & HACCP systems.
  • Knowledge of European and UK legislation.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Well-organized and effective project management skills.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach.


 

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