Senior Technical Manager
Are you a tenacious and scientifically curious Technical Manager looking for an exciting new challenge with a leading food company?
Do you enjoy project-managing complex product development and policy?
Are you a passionate foodie who loves fresh food and high quality products?
This role focuses on ensuring that all ingredients & finished products are safe, legal and comply with the company standards, through establishing, maintaining, reviewing and continuously improving all systems, processes and standards required for food safety and due diligence.
You will be responsible for maintaining a technical relationship with food suppliers, dealing with the various quality and supply chain challenges.
The role will be required to implement the Technical Strategy, taking responsibility for its adaptation, and supporting it’s delivery across all current, and future markets.
To review the type and amount of foreign bodies received in the business and oversee any reduction programmes put into place.
To ensure Quality Improvement Programmes are in place with suppliers.
To champion quality improvements and drive them forward
To ensure that all ingredients have up to date specifications which are easily accessible.
Key Skills Required
Food science or Food technology qualification at degree level
Ideally over 8 years experience in similar food technical roles – preferably in retail, food service, or a branded supply chain background, although experience of visiting manufacturers is the real key
In depth knowledge of ingredient procurement, new product development or supplier management
Empathy and passion for natural, fresh food, sustainability and the environment
Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written)
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