Management Systems Adviser
Management Systems Advisor
£30,000 - £32,000
To manage and deliver scientific and technical projects (training, consultancy and research) giving high
quality and cost effective solutions to our clients both internal and external. To develop business for
the company in focused areas to support the strategy and vision of the business.
Main Duties (Including Percentages)
Planning and execution of technical delivery as guided by your line manager or others within the team, ability to plan and manage your own time to meet deadlines. This will be on a blend of contract, training and research projects. All work is undertaken in line with our the requirements of our business management system
Responding to direct technical enquiries with support as appropriate using information retrieved from relevant sources. This will include provision of consultancy and the performing of site audits/pre-audits.
The frequency and complexity of which will build with time and experience (30%)
Present training materials as the lead tutor or support tutor, as relevant, on both scheduled and client specific courses (30%)
Design and develop training course materials (5%)
Interpretation of results and preparation of client reports to agreed standards (5%)
Through implementation of business development strategies, stimulate areas of contract, training
and research in line with the focus area of the job (15%)
Preparing project proposals/tenders for clients to a level agreed with the line manager (10%)
Performing internal audits of the FMT Department and site as required (5%)
Knowledge Skills and Experience
A graduate in a relevant scientific subject or equivalent (e.g. experience).
A technical knowledge of the food industry (science and technology) across multiple food sectors.
Several years (3 to 5) experience in a technical or quality management role within food
manufacturing or in food legislation enforcement.
Practical experience of at least one industrial food safety management standard would be an
Formal qualification in HACCP, Level 4 would be expected to fulfil the job requirements.
Practical experience and trained in auditing
Training experience, at least Train the trainer level would be expected to fulfil the job
Good verbal and broader communication skills to support business development, training and
consultancy offerings. IT literate, working knowledge of PowerPoint expected.
Effective project and time management skills assuring effective delivery and compliance with
Full UK/EU driving licence.
Be able to communicate externally and internally on the phone, via email and face to face
meetings to impart technical and commercial detail to both specialist and non specialist
Interact with clients to build relationships and manage their expectations through good
questioning techniques to establish their requirements and needs
Undertake appropriate technical/audit investigations to aid problem solving
Written communications in the form of reports and documents with support as appropriate
Make presentations to internal and external audiences, in line with areas of expertise and
Management and delivery of training courses including practical demonstrations, role plays and
Design, develop and contribute to collaborative projects with other departments
Explore opportunities for external collaboration leading to strategic R&D proposals with support
from the line manager.
Analytical Skills & Creativity
Able to analyse complex data sets and other sources of information to draw conclusions
Ability to organise yourself to meet the project requirements and variable notice periods
Devise and implement working practices to enable provision of efficient flexible technically sound
and profitable services
Contribute innovative approaches to experimental design and project planning activities
Ability to deliver on a spectrum of project types, of increased complexity, from longer term
research to shorter term projects
Prepare quotes and tenders for client projects – containing technical and resource management
Adopting a can do approach to resolving project related issues that arise to meet the client
Contribute ideas and topics for consideration for future research, topics for
Management of Activities
Communicate effectively within the Department, the wider business and externally to clients so as
to deliver collaborative projects
Developing new business proposals in existing and new areas to meet growth targets agreed with
the line manager
Provide effective leadership and management for planning and scheduling of the activities of
direct reports, if relevant
Planning and scheduling of work to meet a blend of short and long term deadlines with the
appropriate supervision. Levels of supervision will be commensurate with skills and experience
Ability to work on more than one project at a time over a flexible period
Plan and undertake practical delivery of contract, training and research projects in accordance
with line management requirements. This may involve leadership of technical work packages
within larger programmes
Given a clear scope, through effective time management, assure tasks are completed
Maintenance of working area, associated equipment and course materials where appropriate to
make sure project work can be completed efficiently and effectively.