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Technical Manager

Samworth Brothers
LE3 3AW, Leicester
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Join the Samworth Brothers Team and become part of our dynamic family!

At Samworth Brothers, we genuinely care about our colleagues and strive to create an engaging environment that values your unique contributions. We are committed to your success and offer a range of exceptional benefits that we believe support your life and personal aspirations: -

  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Private health scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Experience annual pay reviews
  • Profit related pay
  • Unlock your potential through training and growth opportunities

The Opportunity

Monday to Friday

Working Hours: 08:30 - 17.30

In this role, you will ensure that products manufactured comply with all aspects of food safety, quality, authenticity, and legality and ensure that the technical integrity of the site is maintained. You will act as a subject matter expert., manage a complex and fast-paced multi-retailer customer agenda, as well as branded products and you will be a key member of a cross-functional senior site management team. You will also:

  • Ensure the site meets all legislative and customer standards, including group policies and internal, third-party audit standards.
  • Manage communication and relationships (maintain) with site customers and external contacts.
  • Adopt and embed Samworth Way best practices.
  • Provide technical expertise to site management team.
  • Implement appropriate KPI reporting and management review to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop and grow on-site technical team (recruitment, training and succession planning).
  • Supporting Samworth gate process and delivery of critical path in line with technical and customer requirements.
  • Ownership of site technical budget – support and delivery of site improvement plans.
  • Setting of hygiene / food safety standard with monitoring and corrective actions.
  • Define and monitor customer non-negotiable analytical standards – Initiate root cause investigation for non-compliance.
  • Deliver the internal audit program for site within prescribed timescales.
  • Active engagement and implementation of change management across the site.
  • To oversee the supplier approval system for raw materials and packaging suppliers potentially entering the business and to ensure all are risk assessed and approved prior to purchasing approval.

  The Ideal Candidate

We believe that success is built upon collaboration and diverse perspectives. At Samworth Brothers, we welcome candidates who are passionate about working together to achieve greatness. As a valued member of our team, you will bring the following skills and experience: -

  • Significant experience in quality/technical management roles in fast-paced, chilled, complex food manufacturing environments.
  • Technical knowledge and expertise within chilled food.
  • Track record of operating effectively at pace within a cross-functional senior site management team
  • A good technical knowledge of retailer food safety requirements plus a working knowledge of their IT systems.
  • Experience of customer and industry audits
  • HACCP Level 4 - preferable
  • Food Safety Level 4 - preferable
  •   We also want you to thrive in an engaging and inclusive work culture where you will have the opportunity to take on personal accountability and take pride in your work. We encourage positive communication, and the building of strong collaborative relationships is essential to every role. 

    Join us at Samworth Brothers, where you'll be more than just a team member – you'll be an integral part of our thriving family. 

We are a fourth-generation family business producing high quality own-label products for many of the UK’s best-known retailers along with our own brands including Ginsters, Soreen, Higgidy, Dickinson & Morris and Walker & Son. We employ over 10,000 people in well-invested modern food manufacturing sites around the country. At Samworth Brothers we take pride in our family feel within our businesses and work together to make things happen. We can offer you the stability of a wider group as well as the opportunities that that offers if you wish to progress your career with us. We are family and we would like to invite you to be part of that and support our teams in delivering great products to all of our customers. Samworth Brothers do not engage with unlicensed gangmasters or third parties. Samworth Brothers will NEVER ask you for money in order to provide you with employment. If you are in any doubt, please contact an official Samworth Brothers representative.

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