Technical Manager

Location
London/Hertfordshire
Salary
£35-45,000pa
Posted
11 Oct 2018
Closes
11 Nov 2018
Ref
KA/11300
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you looking for a new and exciting Technical Manager position with a continuously growing food business and brand?
Are you passionate about food and also very customer focussed?
Do you enjoy travelling as part of your role?

Main Responsibilities:
Ensuring customers have complete confidence in the products and are delighted with our product quality and come back for more. 
Enabling the NPD launch process and covering all technical aspects of new product launches (including Food safety, supplier due diligence & quality parameters) to ensure we launch the right product first time.
Taking technical ownership of our supplier base and work closely with the Product Developer and Trading Manager in order to give our customers the best quality of products made in the best factories. This includes schedule approval & maintenance audits, NPD visits & supplier scorecard management. This may include regular UK & some International travel.
Ongoing programme of quality monitoring vs product specifications and quality assessment sheets to ensure we always offer to our customers the best quality products.
Supporting with implementing new technical Systems and Policies.
Day job activity will include KPIs management, specifications management & sign off & artwork approval & liaising with the Trading & Own Brand teams.
Responsible for product consumption for quality samples purposes.

Key Skills Required
Experience working with retailers or having a retail facing role; working closely with suppliers, including auditing, supplier development & NPD from concept to launch.
Food technology (or similar) degree with 2:1 preferable
HACCP qualified
Lead Auditor qualified is preferred
Experience of Food Product Development in a Retail or Factory environment is essential for the role.
Having a sound awareness of the UK food legislation & any new regulations that might affect the food industry.
Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of ethical trade, animal welfare, distribution chains, allergen management & current Technical challenges
Proficient in Microsoft Office packages and web-based systems. 
Requirement to consume the product for quality sampling purposes that may also contain meat.
Adaptability within a fast growing company environment. 
Focus on quality, accuracy and attention to detail.

If this role sounds of interest then please do not hesitate to apply?

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