Technical Manager, South West Scotland
Location: South West Scotland
Job type: Permanent
Our client is a highly successful and reputable food processor that produces a range of quality products for a variety of customers. They are currently seeking a Technical Manager!
Manage, effectively review, and update the Food Safety and Quality Management System, and ensure the effective implementation of the Food Safety and Quality Management system.
Ensure company policies, systems and procedures meet the requirements of customers, BRC and FSS standards, and company objectives and industry best practice
Act as a key member of the HACCP team, directly involved in HACCP implementation and review.
Ensure that all operations are performed to, and all employees adhere to relevant food safety standards and manage employee food safety and health and safety training.
Report KPI information to the management team, analyse data and identify trends.
Monitoring and initiating corrective action of any anomalies on an ongoing basis and reporting accordingly.
Effectively manage internal and external customer complaints.
Manage the Hygiene team and provides direction; ensuring the highest degree of tidiness, cleanliness and hygiene is maintained to the client's premises, equipment and machinery.
Liaise with all legislative bodies.
Effectively manage suppliers of services, including laundry and pest control, in accordance with agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Liaise with the relevant internal parties on new and existing products with regards to product safety and quality consistency.
Maintain current accreditations including BRC (grade AA status).
Review labels for compliance and maintain product specifications to ensure up to date information is held and communicated to customers, in line with legislation.
Lead, manage and motivate the Technical team to perform at their best (individually and collectively).
Manage the internal audit schedule and ensure corrective action is communicated to relevant departments and closed out promptly.
Manage the internal and external calibration schedule ensuring calibration is completed by the due date and certificates received.
Investigate out of specification results from microbiological or other testing; non-conformances raised from internal audits.
Ensure Cleaning Instruction Cards (CICs) are up to date, the appropriate cleaning chemicals, materials and equipment are available, and a full COSHH inventory list is maintained.
Desirable to have experience working within an abattoir meat manufacturing environment
Understand BRC Food Issue 8 requirements.
Understand site technical safety, quality and legality requirements.
Confident and experience dealing with external audits
HACCP level 3 qualified
At least 2 years’ experience within a QA background within food industry
What’s on offer:
·Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 4pm, with the flexibility to meet business requirements
·Annual Leave: 28 Days
·Government Enrolment Pension
This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated professional.
If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your most recent CV to Simon Norris.