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Technical Manager, Bedfordshire

Job Reference: W38734
Salary: £attractive + car
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

Working for a global business you will be responsible for managing and supporting the Technical Team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver a programme of supplier visits & ensure audits are closed off and supplier standards are driven forward
  • Collaborate with suppliers to drive continuous improvement through carrying out regular reviews and implementing live quality improvement plans.
  • Maintain active and accurate product specifications for your area and carry out regular reviews on these with the supply base
  • Co-ordinate and manage incidents related to food safety, legality and quality including decision making, investigation and follow up of actions
  • Analyse and investigate supplier complaints and issues to identify the cause and solution
  • Work with suppliers to implement corrective action plans to address the causes of actual and potential product non-conformity
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ensure all new products and product improvements are launched on time from technically and ethically capable suppliers.
  • Drive and support technical innovation in new products, process and equipment
  • Collaborate with suppliers to manage a regular product evaluation programme

Person Specification

  • Degree of equivalent in a food related subject
  • Experience in a high care/high risk category would be ideal
  • Experience of working in or with the retail sector would be advantageous.
  • Experience of developing, reviewing, authorising menu and/or retail pack label copy and specifications
  • Proficient with web based specification and supplier management database systems
  • Experience of supplier audit/inspections and HACCP
  • Experience of launching new products from a technical point of view
  • Full UK driving licence