Factory Technical Manager
Factory Technical Manager
To ensure that appropriate controls are in place to deliver food safety, quality, legality and customer technical requirements. To actively prevent a food safety issue occurring whilst having effective controls and systems in
place to manage a crisis. To lead and motivate the Technical team across all aspects of the department and to set the technical agenda for the business unit in line with site strategy. To take a lead in defining a quality culture across customer service, raw material management and factory standards.
Ensure relevant standards, HACCP based as appropriate, are communicated, understood and applied to meet Food Safety, Quality and Legality, and customer specified requirements. The standards must be documented and maintained within a recognised system.
To lead and fully understand the site HACCP and have involvement in the evaluation of risk and defining controls, prior to the introduction of a new process, product or raw material. To ensure that the requirements of HACCP are implemented, maintained and achieved.
Provides leadership and ownership for the quality management systems associated with the production of food to the agreed safety and quality standards.
Leads the business with management of Technical audits, hosting audits as appropriate. Drives a culture of audit readiness through the daily operational teams. Manages response & close out of non-conformance reports from audits as required.
Effectively manages communication on all Technical matters with customers, both internal and external, and suppliers to develop relationships and ensure that company Technical opinion is considered and respected.
Owns the Technical Training and Development requirements of the Business Unit and the Technical team enabling progression to resource growth and / or replace current roles within the function.
Lead, motivate and inspire the Technical team in line with company values to achieve personal development and continuous improvement.
Develop and implement effective KPIs that measure, trend and identify issues to be communicated both internally and with customers. Develop and agree action plans using root cause analysis to deliver continuous improvement.
Provides practical support and drive to promote a Quality Assurance culture in the Business. Provides specialist Technical knowledge to enable the Business Unit to exploit manufacturing, NPD and commercial advantage whilst
ensuring the required standards of Food Safety, Quality and Legality are met. As part of the site leadership team, ensures operational team promotion of a Quality Assurance culture within the factory environment.
To take the lead in defining and implementing the customer technical agenda across site, management of customer technical expectation and delivery of relevant KPI and improvement plans where required through the effective
use of positive relationships.
To support the site in the delivery and launch of new and existing product development and operational improvement. To play an active part in the NPD process, utilising technical expertise to deliver the technical standards expected.
Ensures that a safe working environment exists for all employees within the Technical function, and that as a minimum, the standards set out in the site processes for Health and Safety.