Technical Manager

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Technical Manager

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Quality & Technical

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000

  • Job ref:

    TF2812

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    14 Jun 2024

I am working with a premium and award winning food business and recruiting exclusively for an experienced Technical Manager to lead the Technical function within the company to drive a robust Food Safety & Quality culture across the business. This business is going through significant expansion into Uk retailers, food service, food service and B2B. This role will be play a key part in facilitating the growth by ensuring the implementation and adherence to elevated and stricter Technical standards necessary to secure new clientele with such technical demands. On offer: Salary is circa £60,000 + bonus 33 days holiday Company pension The role: Reporting in to the Technical Director, the Technical Manager will be responsible for the QA & Hygiene functions that are managed by the QA Manager & Hygiene Manager. You will directly manage, coach, and motivate the Technical team. In addition, you will contribute value added insight across our facilities, adeptly addressing any technical challenges and championing the businesses culture of continuous improvement. Other key responsibilities; Lead site HACCP and be involved in the evaluation of risk and defining controls, prior to the introduction of a new process, product, or raw material. To ensure that the requirements of HACCP are implemented, maintained, and achieved. Lead and host technical audits. Manages response & close out of non-conformance reports. Lead and maintains the businesses excellent BRC grade certification. Working collaboratively across the business to define and maintain a clear plan for the development & continuing improvement of a food safety and quality culture. Define strong relationships and be primary contact for customers, suppliers and 3rd parties to build and maintain their confidence in our technical standards. Work in partnership with the buying team and develop robust supply chain, including Supplier auditing, approval and maintenance. Undertake and evaluate technical projects as part of the CI programme. Challenge and improve QA & hygiene programmes within the business. The candidate: A minimum of 5 years experience in a technical management position within high care / high risk food manufacturing. BSc or MSc in food related discipline such as Food Science or similar science. Excellent working knowledge of HACCP and BRC Regulations. Strong knowledge of retail standards, both to apply to the factory and documentation to submit to technologists. Experience with establishing strong technical relationships with customers. Ability to lead, develop, train and motivate people at all levels. Please apply with an up to date CV. For more information please contact Tracey on 0131 370 9191 / 07837566646 or email tracey.fleming@alexandersteele.com