Technical Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing.
Closing date
2 Nov 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Reporting into the site Factory General Manager, this role is responsible for the Technical Governance of the Sherburn site through the implementation of robust systems for Food Safety, Integrity, Quality & Legality

Client Details

FMCG Manufacturing


  • Manage a QA team in monitoring the quality of raw materials, packaging in process product and finished product through chemical, microbiological and sensory analysis using HACCP principles to accredited methods where possible.

  • Development and maintenance of robust process control procedures.

  • Deliver a programme of process audits to verify process control procedures.

  • Ensure Customer Technical requirements are well communicated throughout business

  • Proactively develop systems to engineer out potential food safety/quality issues

  • Act as site technical contact for all customers and external bodies e.g. EHO and Trading Standards

  • Monitor site quality and food safety performance and provide visibility to business through formal reporting of daily, weekly and monthly KPI'S e.g. complaints, Quality panels, audits and product on hold

  • Drive reduction in customer complaints through monitoring, reporting and agreed action plans with manufacturing team

  • Investigate quality and food safety incidents to determine root cause and work with colleagues to implement correct and preventative action

  • Provide accurate and timely product information to the factory floor including product specifications, packing specifications, photographic standards and Quality Attribute sheets to the manufacturing teams.

  • Maintain system to monitor all process, quality & food safety documentation to ensure compliance to specification and maintenance of traceability.

  • Communicate effectively with team through regular, formal briefings and team meetings.

  • Carry out regular performance reviews with the technical team.

  • Manage, monitor and control costs within budgeted requirements.

  • Reporting of non-conformances from internal and external audits and follow-up with relevant departments.

  • Management of hold system to ensure held product is assessed and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Work with engineering and project teams to ensure site is developed in line with HACCP and GMP requirements.

  • Coach and train manufacturing teams in personal hygiene and Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

  • Work with other sites to develop & implement common systems.

  • Comply with all Company policies as contained in the Company handbook.

  • Act in a safe manner at all times in line with Company policies.

  • Follow any reasonable instruction or carry out any reasonable task given to you by a Director and other members of The Board of Directors or management team.

  • BSc Food Science, Food Technology or equivalent

  • HACCP qualification

  • Leader Assessor trained

  • CIEH level 4 HACCP

  • CIEH level 4 Food Safety

  • Management qualification

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Michael Page International is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world. The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

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