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Technical Manager

Technical Manager

Job Title: Technical Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackwood
Industry: Food Manufacturing
Reference: 12199_1710939041
Contact Name: Kayleigh Boyland
Contact Email:
Job Published: 20 March 2024
Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to join a leading manufacturer with an excellent reputation based in Blackwood.

Do you have previous FMCG experience and want to be part of valued team, who are recognised for hard work with company events and career progression opportunities …. If so, please read on.

Technical Manager Benefits:

  • Up to £55,000 pa.
  • Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 16.30 Friday 08.00 - 15.30.
  • Blackwood area.
  • 20 days plus bank holidays.
  • Company events.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Pension.
  • Free snacks.

Technical Manager Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Champion and lead Governance and Risk Management for all things Food Safety: including research and monitoring emerging issues through horizon scanning.
  • Be the first point of contact for Law Enforcement Agencies (e.g. EHO, Trading Standards, Food Standards Agency, etc.).
  • Write and publish monthly technical reports for the exec & senior leadership teams to highlight current and emerging risk and relevant corrective actions. You will also lead the face-to-face discussion meetings.
  • Oversee, direct, develop and continuously review food safety standards across all stores ensuring all areas are compliant with EU and UK regulations.
  • To plan organise and manage the Quality Assurance within both sites ensuring full implementation of the Quality Manual Procedures, including HACCP and QA procedures to the required company standard.
  • To lead the annual BRC Audit and maintain both sites BRC accreditation status.
  • To lead and manage customer and regulatory body visits to the factory and be the first line contact for enquiries from local authorities.
  • Conduct incident management for internally or externally raised food quality, safety and legality issues and be a key member of the business Crisis Management Team.
  • Lead the company's HACCP team and ensure reviews are conducted to keep up to date with NPD, factory, ingredient, or equipment changes.
  • To effectively manage the Technical and Compliance team. Organise team meetings, conduct performance reviews and take care of training and development activities. Ensure consistent QA approach across the shifts and sites and encourage a positive working relationship with other departments.
  • To be responsible for the site Hygiene Manager and Factory Hygiene and assist with Pest Control contractors and the site Protective Clothing providers.
  • Oversee the management of factory-based systems such as coders, metal detectors and checkweighers.

Technical Manager Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level in food science, food technology or food safety related discipline.
  • Previous experience in a Technical Manager role within the food environment.
  • Good understanding of Allergen Control, TACCP and VACCP.
  • HACCP Level 4. Experience of being HACCP Team Leader.

For immediate consideration, please forward your CV to Kayleigh at Vibe Recruit today!

Vibe Recruit is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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