Technical manager 50k – West Midlands
Please read the advert carefully and only apply if you meet all the specific requirements. You will report to the Senior TM and have 3 direct reports of your own.
It is essential that you have export experience and have knowledge of dealing with non-retail customers.
- To ensure the effective and efficient management of Quality assurance for site and ensure all legal, company procedures and customer requirements are met.
- To continuously improve quality standards to meet customer requirements for multi-site traded products.
- Export experience
- Previous experience in Quality or Technical Manager role in the fresh meat or Poultry industry
- Demonstrable track record of delivering continuous improvement in technical & food safety and export standards
- Experience of working and managing relationships with government body functions FSA, DEFRA, LA.
- Excellent track record of managing teams; building capability, addressing any issues effectively and in compliance with legislative and company policies & procedures
- Experience of working with wholesale customer base, retail experience also useful.
- Good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Good communication skills and attention to detail, able to influence at all levels
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel
- Ability to communicate professionally at all levels from customers and auditors to factory colleagues and company management
- Able to prioritise & organise own workload and work to time deadlines
- Self-motivated and highly resilient
- Ability to problem solve and influence in a fast paced environment with sometimes conflicting priorities
- Ability to travel frequently for work purposes.
- ensure implementation on a day to day basis of technical standards across all traded products.
- ensure adherence to food safety and Animal by products legislation across traded /integrated processes
- Be the first point of contact for site technical queries and customer technical queries
- ensure requests for information and complaints are efficiently responded to
- ensure site HACCP covers all commodities (traded/brokered/integrated)
- ensure adequate QA resource is in place to cover processes where applicable
- carry out trend analysis on complaints, microbiological and quality issues
- provide general technical support for the operational/production team on sites
- confidently and professionally represent group on Third Party audits with customers, suppliers and regulating authorities
- assist in the facilitation of audits for sites as an company representative
- Industry recognised technical qualification – HND/Degree or equivalent in food science or related subject
- HACCP – minimum level 3
- Food Safety – minimum level 3
- Lead Auditor Qualification desirable
- Full driving license - Essential
How to apply
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