Food Technical Manager

  • Competitive Dependent On Experience
  • Permanent
  • Posted 8 days ago

LOCATION: Cardington (Bedford), Bedfordshire 
JOB TITLE: Food Technical Manager 
SALARY & BENEFITS: Competitive dependent on skills and experience plus benefits including free parking 
WORKING HOURS: Full Time – Monday to Friday 

THE COMPANY: We are an award winning family business that supplies quality meats throughout the UK and Europe and have been established since 1980. We have grown to become the meat supplier of choice for customers of Irish and British meat. 

We are looking to recruit an experienced Site Technical Manager to lead the site technical function at our site near Bedford. This is an exceptional opportunity for a self-motivated, high performing, hands-on individual looking to develop their career and may be suitable for someone with a background in the food industry in either of the following areas: Technical Manager, Quality Manager, Head of Technical, QMS Manager, QA Manager.

THE ROLE: As a Food Technical Manager you will report to the Site Operations Manager and will be a key member of the Site Management team and contribute to the strategy, progress and development of the business. The post-holder will co-ordinate activities ensuring legality, safety and quality of products to meet production and customer targets. They will keep the rest of the management team aware of any issues regarding food safety, legality and customer complaints and, when necessary, make sure that appropriate corrective actions are taken.
Key Responsibilities for the Food Technical Managers role in Cardington (Bedford), Bedfordshire:- 
To ensure the general implementation, and understanding of the:
Quality Policy through the Group and Site Quality Manuals.
HACCP System
Day and Night Hygiene teams
Food standards in respect of safety, legality, and customer requirements
Food standards in respect of food accreditation bodies
Health and safety required standards through the department.

To hold general responsibilities for:
Food safety, legality and quality
Reviewing the Site Quality Manual, Legislation, HACCP, internal audits to ensure they remain adequate and relevant
Controlling and analysing the trends of generic issues regarding food safety, legality and quality, internal and external auditing, customer complaints, and ensuring that remedial action is taken to ensure the issue does not occur again.
To ensure that appropriate resources are available and used most effectively.
To ensure that each member of the department has had the appropriate training and competence, discipline and morale to achieve their goals.

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the Food Technical Manager's role must hold a degree or equivalent qualification related to the food industry and must have previous experience in the food industry as a Technical Manager or similar position of the food industry such as Technical Manager, Quality Manager, Head of Technical, QMS Manager, QA Manager. You must have experience of quality systems including BRC, changing and improving internal standards and product quality improvement. It is also essential for this post that you are an excellent communicator with great interpersonal and management skills, and are within commutable distance to Bedford, Bedfordshire. 

Key Experience/ Characteristics preferred for the Food Technical Managers role in Cardington (Bedford), Bedfordshire :- :-

Educated to degree level or equivalent; preferably in a Food related discipline
Proven track record of technical management in a highly pressurised food environment - ideally this experience will have been gained within the meat industry.
You will boast excellent interpersonal, communication and people management skills, including the ability to recognise training and development needs.
Experience of quality systems including BRC
Experience of changing / improving internal standards and product quality improvement

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