Senior Technical Manager – Slough – up to £70k plus excellent package
You’re going to be a key member of the team as Senior Technical Manager for this fresh, chilled and innovative Food Manufacturing company.
You’ll be managing the Technical team and ensuring that the Company`s products are manufactured to standards that meet or exceed all agreed internal or external specifications
Lead the technical team, being on site to make day-to-day decisions and to ensure all customer requirements, due diligence, finished product quality, legality and authenticity food safety requirements are met.
Develop and maintain a robust auditing programme that continues to meet the requirements set by the BRC and all major retailers, ensuring that all departments within the business are fully compliant.
Identify and promote technical business improvement practices to deliver legal compliance and competitive advantage whilst driving functional improvements
Strive to exceed customer expectations by maintaining exemplary standards of food safety and quality through the maintenance and continual improvement of robust quality management systems, ensuring that the HACCP approach underpins all aspects of the operation.
Provide targeted reports to the business and its customers demonstrating performance in all areas of product safety, quality and technical improvement.
Be the primary contact for customers, suppliers and third parties in technical and quality issues.
Deliver weekly / monthly micro & Shelf Life testing schedules, ensuring these are based on risk and see these are challenged for improvement and are effectively actioned ensuring the company is compliant at all times.
Develop strong relationships with the technical representatives of our key customers to build and maintain their confidence in the business technical standards.
Work closely with other operational teams to define and maintain a clear plan for the development & continuing improvement of a food safety and quality culture
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a technical management position within food manufacturing. Excellent working knowledge of HACCP and BRC Regulations. Effective communication skills and experience of building and maintain relationships with customers. Strong leadership skills with experience in developing, motivating and leading a team. A keen eye for detail. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as advanced literacy skills. Experience of scale-up and launch of multi component products within a manufacturing environment as well as knowledge of product development, process and commercialisation. Project management, relationship building and communication skills, along with the ability to work as part of a cross-functional team to deliver the project on time. Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment, having good food knowledge and passion as well as being numerate and analytical.