Are you a skilled professional with a deep understanding of technical operations in the meat manufacturing industry? Are you passionate about ensuring compliance with food safety regulations and driving continuous improvement? Our client, a reputable meat manufacturer based in Dorset, is seeking a knowledgeable and dedicated Technical Manager to lead their technical department.
About Our Client:
Our client is a leading meat manufacturer known for their commitment to quality, safety, and delivering exceptional meat products to their customers. With a state-of-the-art facility and a focus on innovation, they have established themselves as an industry leader in the region.
As the Technical Manager, you will play a critical role in ensuring the highest standards of food safety, quality, and compliance throughout the manufacturing process. You will oversee the technical department, lead a team of professionals, and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to drive operational excellence.
Lead and manage the technical department, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure optimal performance and adherence to quality standards.
Develop and implement robust quality management systems, including HACCP, to ensure compliance with food safety regulations and industry best practices.
Monitor and analyze quality and safety metrics, conducting regular audits and inspections to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions.
Collaborate closely with production, R&D, and supply chain teams to establish and maintain product specifications, ensuring consistency and compliance with customer requirements.
Stay updated on relevant industry regulations, emerging trends, and best practices, and proactively implement necessary changes to maintain compliance and drive continuous improvement.
Lead investigations into customer complaints or non-conformances, identify root causes, and implement corrective and preventive actions to mitigate future risks.
Manage relationships with regulatory agencies, customers, and external auditors, ensuring effective communication and cooperation.
Oversee supplier management processes, including qualification, evaluation, and monitoring, to ensure the quality and safety of raw materials.
Foster a culture of quality and safety awareness, conducting training sessions, and promoting a proactive approach to continuous improvement.
Qualifications and Skills:
Proven experience in a technical management role within the meat manufacturing industry.
In-depth knowledge of food safety regulations, quality management systems, and industry standards, including HACCP.
Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing technical team.
Excellent understanding of meat processing operations, including hygiene practices, equipment, and quality control procedures.
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to make data-driven decisions.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
Familiarity with relevant software applications and tools for quality management.
Relevant certifications in food safety and quality management are highly desirable.
Join Our Team:
If you are an experienced Technical Manager with a passion for ensuring food safety, quality, and compliance in the meat manufacturing industry, we invite you to apply. Join our client's team and be part of a dynamic organization that values excellence, innovation, and employee growth.