Technical Coordinator, South East England

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Technical
Location: South East England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you ready to take your food career to the next level?

My client, based in Central London, is looking for a Technical Coordinator to head up their technical team.

The Role:
•You will be responsible for all aspects of the safety and quality systems across multiple sites, including two Cash and Carry stores.
•You will be responsible for managing the technical interface between the company and the relevant customers and trading personnel.
•You will be working in the quality team based in London with daily interactions and meetings with the quality and trading teams of the European offices and overseas companies.
•You will maintain Food Safety & Quality Management systems to best practice standards and ensuring compliance on the day to day tasks performed.

Main Responsibilities:
•Managing the technical interface between the company and the relevant customers and trading personnel.
•Responsible for managing the accounts of both Suppliers and Customers.
•Provide required food safety and quality training to colleagues required
•To manage technical standards across the sites to ensure that food safety, legality and quality standards are met at all times.
•To manage site audits conducted by customers, statutory bodies, third party audit and internal audits in an efficient and timely manner.
•Keep up to date with any legislative changes relating to food and notify all relevant parties.
•To develop, manage, motivate, coach and lead members of the technical team, ensuring compliance to statutory and company requirements are met
•Manage complaints, ensuring that they are managed and responded to in a timely manner.
•Drive UK technical requirements internally and externally.
•Manage supplier performance and the approval of new suppliers of ingredients and packaging.
•Ensure up to date product specifications exist for all products and work with suppliers to ensure the accuracy and legality of information provided.
•Develop a strong relationship with customers and be able to present and promote technical excellence.
•Coordinate product testing through a sampling programme to verify product quality and safety.

The Candidate:
•Degree or equivalent in a food science discipline is required
•Technical Management experience within food manufacturing/retail
•Experience of dealing with major retailers
•High level of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point)
•Ability to prioritise work objectives
•Up to date knowledge of food legislation and its interpretation
•Excellent management skills
•Fluency in Mandarin or Cantonese

What’s on Offer?
•A salary of around £30,000-£35,000 per annum
•Monday-Friday; 9:00-5:00
•Holidays: 20 days + 8 statutory days

If this could the right fit for you, then please contact Sully on 0131 226 5060 or sulaimaan.akhtar@drnewitt.com to find out more.
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Sulaimaan Akhtar
sulaimaan.akhtar@drnewitt.com

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