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Technical Manager

Silven Recruitment Limited
West Lancashire
£Competitive Salary + £6,500 Car Allowance + Bonus + Healthcare
Closing date
22 Dec 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Technical Manager

£Competitive Salary

(+£6,500 Car Allowance + Bonus + Healthcare)

West Lancashire

Job Reference: GG/8240

This is a key role with a large food manufacturer which supplies branded and own-label products to all the major retailers. Reporting into the Group Head of Technical, you will be responsible for Food Safety and Quality on a heavily audited site of around 450 people.

The Role

  • To co-ordinate all technical quality activities to ensure that products are manufactured against agreed specifications.
  • To develop and maintain a robust auditing programme that continues to meet the requirements set by all audit bodies.
  • To develop the site technical strategy, to show continuous improvement and added value.
  • To support the central technical team to develop consistent best practice policies whist looking for alternative ways to solve problems
  • Delivery of site technical KPI’s,
  • To be customer facing on all technical issues and to support the commercial counterparts where required to ensure business continuity
  • Primary contact with Government and Non-Governmental organisational bodies – Inclusive of retailer interface.
  • To develop & support robust corrective action plans to ensure any consumer or customer dissatisfaction is addressed
  • To agree specifications that are achievable and review to ensure that customer satisfaction is always met
  • To develop a quality culture throughout the manufacturing site by supporting the FGM and senior team to continuously improve against standards
  • To develop clear hygiene standards ensuring that corrective actions that may cause risks are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Undertakes investigations on any internal incidents that have led to contaminated product leaving site control
  • To oversee all site technical contracts ensuring that they are managed and delivering against agreed KPI’s
  • To ensure that there is a formal handover from the packaging team ensuring that all documentation is available and that quality standards are maintained.
  • To ensure that there is a formal handover of new products from NPD and that all documentation is available and that products quality standards are achievable
  • To develop robust capital plans for continuous quality improvements inclusive of supporting documentation

The Candidate

  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience.
  • FMCG experience
  • Problem solving, strong organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self starter
  • Organisation and prioritisation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communications.

Next Steps

To apply for this role, please contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven on either 0161 832 7463 or quoting reference GG/8240.


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