Site Technical Manager 55k
- Responsible for continuously working with all departments towards improving quality and food safety standards in order to increase the quality of service and reduce complaints.
- To manage the day to day aspects of the site based technical function including the site based process development function.
- To ensure all materials supplied by us meet Quality, Safety & Legality standards through control of trial processes form NPD to factory launch across the business, and manage the needs of all customers by maintaining accurate product information and specifications.
- Follow all the Company’s Health & Safety rules and guidelines at all times;
- Responsible for effectively managing the QA team.
- Responsibility for ensuring key technical KPI’s are driven in the factories.
- Ensuring internal and external customer requirements are achieved and continually improved with regard to products post launch and issues arising from visits and audits.
- Ensuring that all retailers COP’s are adhered to and any changes are implemented and effectively communicated to the wider business
- Providing a strong quality assurance presence in production and working collaboratively to resolve challenges and improve ways of working
- Ensure that customer and legal requirements are maintained for compliance at all times.
- Monitoring the standards of hygiene, housekeeping, food safety, traceability, allergen management, legality and quality, through thorough audits.
- Carrying out investigations of process/quality failures and customer complaints to identify timely and effective corrective/preventative action to root cause.
- Thorough trending and pro-active approach required in order to deliver the best results
- Lead the HACCP teams, driving the process through the business and ensuring fully up to date at all times. Actively participating in all technical meetings.
- Lead internal Food Defence system ensuring risks are identified & mitigated with all relevant stake holders
- Leading customer and third party audits as required, ensuring top grades are achieved - good knowledge of BRC and customer codes of practice is essential.
- Day to day management of the technologists, technicians and process function. Including collaborative working with the specifications team.
- Deputising for and assisting the Head of Technical
- Ensuring that procedures and systems are best in class and best practice sharing is undertaken at all times
- Maintaining and updating the QMS system, being instrumental in writing procedures and updating associated risk assessments in line with customer requirements ( allergen RA etc) , following through with training and education of teams as appropriate Upkeep and maintenance of internal audit program.
- Carry out audits against BRC and customer COP’s; and follow up / closure of non-conformances raised within agreed timescales.
- Managing the factory non-conformance log, highlighting trends and ensuring closure of actions
- Compose, Implement, train and maintain systems to ensure compliance to legislation and retailer COP’s.
- Play a pivitol role in ensuring factory standards are adherent to all customer Cop’s and related industry standards
- To provide technical support to the NPD function, supporting the NPD process, providing technical guidance to ensure safe, legal and compliant products are developed
- To research and investigate technical advances and opportunities for improving performance (e.g. technical integrity, product quality, process controls)
- To be involved with process development activities to ensure technical integrity is maintained. Close working relationship operationally to ensure trials are completed and communicated fully, raising issues early and providing solutions.
- To ensure the successful delivery of the development cycle by providing relevant information at weekly project meetings, and those associated with our gated development process.
- To ensure all relevant technical matters relating to customer / product are formally communicated to the appropriate personnel within the business.
- To develop and maintain effective relationships with customers.
- Overseeing all customer product information needs • Leading & coordinating first production visits from Technical perspective
- Training plans and delivery as required
- Carry out tasks upon request from Head of tech / Tech Director
- A Strong Food Safety and Quality background.
- Relevant QA and systems experience in a food manufacturing background.
- Able to demonstrate Quality Management experience.
- A good understanding of HACCP (level 3 or above qualification), BRC, hygiene and internal auditing is essential.
- Internal Auditor qualification.
- Educated to a degree level in a food related discipline.
- Experience working with the main retailers
- Level 4 Food Safety Certificate
- Understanding of Concept to Launch in line with retailers NPD & EPD processes
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