Are you an experienced Dairy Senior Technical Manager, who’s a skilled and ambitious leader with a love of all things health?
You will need to be a proactive person with the ability to deal with external customers (own label), regulatory bodies and suppliers, whilst building first class relationships with people.
Are you a driven individual who is empowered to make their own decisions or to recommend solutions to the senior management team?
Can you identify/tackle and own issues before they turn into crisis?
Drive and maintain the highest product Quality Standards for existing and new product projects and monitor through the stringent internal QMS programme
Ensure products are safe and that product claims are fully compliant with all relevant legislation
Work closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure that our products comply with specification and technical standards and implement quality continuous improvement programmes.
Lead our Nutritional claims agenda and work with our Marketing team to deliver best communication
Develop and maintain the product information & manufacturing specification systems
Champion shelf life extension and validation with supply base
Key Skills Required:
Degree educated in relevant discipline e.g. Food Science/ Nutrition/ Microbiology
Prior Senior Technical experience across FMCG (8+ years), dairy experience is a must
Strong and up to date knowledge of the regulatory framework: EU claims, product safety, pack compliance, HACCP, BRC, retailer accreditations
Strong Experience of working with UK major retailers and own label projects
Extensive experience of using specification and/or recipe management systems, including customer systems
Pro-active, self-disciplined and comfortable challenging the status quo
Excellent communicator, project management and multi-tasking; thrives in a fast paced environment