Assistant Technical Manager

b3 jobs
West Yorkshire
up to £35,000
Closing date
26 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Assistant Technical Manager

up to £35,000
West Yorkshire
Ambient Food
Job ref: 8240

The company

The business has been producing delicious and healthy products for over 100 years! As their success grew, they expanded their product range to match evolving consumer demand and now supply their products to all the major UK retailers, plus export internationally all over the globe.

About the Assistant Technical Manager job

The purpose of your role will be to ensure all technical issues are dealt with effectively and efficiently, ensure that all procedures are adhered to by employees and champion product safety, legality, and quality systems.

Key tasks:

  • Assist the Technical Manager, in issues that could affect product safety, legality, authenticity and quality.
  • Maintain CCPs, PRPs and the allergen management system (i.e. gluten-free), ensuring all employees comply with procedures and verify paperwork is completed correctly. 
  • Arrange analysis and microbiology testing with outside laboratory as per schedule.
  • Responsible for customer and supplier complaints.
  • Performing supplier approval.
  • Active in BRC audits and HACCP team meetings.
  • Update and maintain internal specifications (including packaging) and customer specifications on customer portals.
  • Lead the NPD process with the Sales and Production teams to develop new recipes, check all new ingredients are in line with current allergen management policies, create trial specifications, and complete trial information paperwork.

Skills & experience required for the Assistant Technical Manager job

  • Strong technical track record within the food manufacturing industry.
  • Food Safety legislation experience and/or certification.
  • Knowledge of dealing with UK supermarkets during audits, new product development etc.
  • Good understanding of UK Labelling Regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of USA and South African food safety and labelling requirements would be a great benefit.
  • Previous experience working in a production environment producing products with ‘Free From’ e.g. gluten free.

More details

The Assistant Technical Manager job is based in West Yorkshire and is paying up to £35,000 according to your experience.

The working hours are Monday to Thursday, 7.30 am - 5.00 pm and Friday 7.30 am - 11 am.

How to apply

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Alternate job titles

Technical Supervisor | Technical Team Leader | Senior QA Technician | Senior Food Technologist | Technical Compliance Supervisor | QA Supervisor | Quality Supervisor        


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