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Technical Manager, Kent

Job Reference: W39025
Salary: £40,000-£45,000 + car allowance + package
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

Working for a market leading wholesale business suppling a range of ambient, chilled and frozen products to the food service industry your primary responsibility will be to ensure food safety and quality standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.

You’ll be the subject matter expert, advising on matters relating to food safety, quality and health & safety, meeting all codes of practice.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide technical support, advice and expertise
  • Provide legislative and regulatory expertise
  • Prepare for and manage site audits and assessments
  • Develop and maintain the Quality and H & S manuals
  • To be responsible for Crisis Management
  • Effectively manage emerging technical issues and customer complaints
  • Manage the launch of new products/packaging in conjunction with the buying team
  • Liaise with Environmental Health Officers, Trading Standards officials, DEFRA, FSA, Health and Safety Executives
  • Provide the necessary food safety/H&S training

Person Profile

  • Previous experience in the food industry in a technical/quality related role
  • Degree or equivalent in Food Science and Technology
  • Recognised Health and Safety qualification
  • Solid understanding of quality standards and health and safety issues
  • An up to date awareness of legislation and compliance
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Self – motivated, proactive and forward thinking

REF: W39025