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Technical Manager,  Midlands - £60k

Reference: LB6169 - Category: Technical

Consultant: Lexi Barratt

Technical Manager

We are working with a fantastic food manufacturer based in Telford, who are looking for a Technical Manager to join their team due to their recent growth. This is an exciting time to join the business and lead the technical function into new business markets.

The Role:
• Overseeing Technical/Quality department to ensure the site achieves BRC and meets customer requirements.
• Label maintenance and set up of any new products.
• Involvement in ensuring HACCP is operated throughout the site.
• Involvement in the monitoring, investigating and trending of complaint data with emphasis in progressing the reduction of Customer Complaints to achieve & improve on company targets.
• Involvement in ensuring the site and systems records are prepared prior to both Technical Audits and visits.
• Customer facing and heavily involved in 3rd party audits. E.g. traceability program
• Review and enforce all codes of practice requirements and company policies
• Generate and maintain Technical KPI's.
• Manage and control customer product specifications.
• Communicate cross-functionally to resolve any quality issues and drive improvements in the factory.

The Candidate
• Ideally, degree level (or equivalent) qualifications in a food science/technology discipline
• A track record of delivering Technical/Quality strategy, and engaging with, leading and developing a skilled, motivated team.
• Track record of successfully delivering improvement projects within given timescales.
• Strong leadership skills with a proven track record and excellent stakeholder management.
• Experience of working with the major UK retailers & foodservice customers
• Excellent communication and people skills’
• Knowledge and experience of GMP, BRC and Red Tractor
• HACCP Level 3 ideally
• Technically competent with a good understanding of legislative and customer requirement.
• Can effectively motivate teams.
• Knowledge of All Microsoft office applications.
• The ability to manage the day to day whilst challenging the norm in a positive and constructive manner.
• Lead auditor qualification an advantage.

If you are currently working within a similar role and are looking for a fresh challenge please send your CV to Lexi Barratt at Alternatively if you would like to discuss the position further please call on 0131 266 5060.