Technical Manager, Tyne & Wear

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Technical
Location: Tyne & Wear
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

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!

The role
Reporting to the General Manager you will drive food safety, integrity, legality and quality focus for the site, ensuring effective maintenance of all relevant legal, third party and industry codes of practices and regulations.
In conjunction with the senior management team, contribute to the formulation of the business strategies for the company/site and deliver customer requirements as necessary to maintain and develop business.
Take an active role in the development and maintenance of the Quality Plan and HACCP documents actively promoting adherence to Quality, Food Safety, GMP and HACCP standards to achieve a finished product within quality control specifications.
Take ownership of and ensure continuous improvement of the site Food Safety & Quality Management System and Manual.
Provide continual leadership and guidance to team members ensuring they are supported and equipped, increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships identifying training and development needs within the team.
Lead on all customer certification and competent authority factory food safety and quality audits, maintain site approvals and certification.
Manage BRC, and customer audits and conduct supplier compliance inspections maintaining strong relationships with the Competent Authorities.
Monitor and ensure all customer complaints are investigated ensuring close out actions and adherence to set targets.
Maintain systems for checking, validating and verifying process compliance.
Ensure that production of product ranges comply with the quality standards and import requirements of relevant markets.
Assist with any trials and projects that take place, and liaise closely with research organisations in relevant areas.
Deliver Technical reports to the business and customers as required in a timely manner.
Review technical policies, procedures and standards on a regular basis ensuring legislative updates are applied and adhered to.
Manage external relationships with customer, laboratories or other organisations for the purpose of acquiring knowledge or access to technology.
People management of the Technical team, supporting managers in employee relations matters and monitoring sickness/absenteeism levels escalating where appropriate.
Support and promote on animal welfare.
The HACCP Team Leader and TACCP Team Leader for site.

The candidate

Preferably qualified in a food related subject such as Food Technology/Science.
Previous experience working at a similar or smaller site or directly reporting to the Technical Manager at a larger site.
Has experience of working in a fresh food factory environment dealing with red or white meat.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to delegate effectively when required.
Work cross functionally to support the needs of the business with the ability to use own initiative.
Strong planning and organisational skills, demonstrating flexibility towards changing business demands.
Proactive, dynamic and motivational with the ability to deliver results in a fast paced, pressurised environment.

What’s on offer:
Competitive salary
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am – 3pm (flexibility required when necessary)

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.

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Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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