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      Technical and Quality Manager – 6 month FTC

      £50,000 - £56,000 Location: Oxfordshire Product: Ambient Ref: 8670

      This role is working for a fast-growing and highly respected ambient food manufacturer, a world-class leader within their market sector. Through constant creativity, they provide top-quality, innovative products that deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction. The company are ambitious and driven and love working with people that share their passion for excellence and innovation.

      About the Technical and Quality Manager job

      The purpose of your role will be to lead the technical and quality team and take responsibility for overall food safety following company strategy as well as approving standard operating procedures as the health and safety appointed person for the business. You would be the HACCP team lead as well as the trading standards and environmental health first point of contact.

      Key tasks

      • Be the company’s lead for emergency procedures, recall and withdraw practice tests, incident management, NCR trend analysis, prevention action plans and set KPI’s and manage continuous improvement plan and root cause analysis. Take responsibility for complaint management and complaint reduction plans.
      • Manage allergen and associated risk assessments and be responsible for product and environment testing schedules.
      • Responsible for threat assessments – Horizon scanning, updating alerts, ensuring new risks identified are managed through HACCP and additional testing requirements as appropriate.
      • Manage supplier and raw material risk assessment review and monitoring, ensuring suppliers are aware of companies standards and arranging site visits/audits as required. Ensuring site has sufficient information to complete private attestations.
      • Ensuring statement of origins, code analysis and tariff code information are accurate and updated.
      • Advising on NPD/EPD labelling, nutritional shelf-life requirements, raising new codes and develop pack copy and approval of new suppliers and raw materials as well as attending first production run for traded goods.
      • Provide the Technical and Quality team with the direction they need to deliver their objectives.
      • Deputise for Operations Manager at relevant times.

      About You

      The successful candidate shall possess strong technical and quality management experience within food manufacturing environment with a proven track record of managing teams and cost control as well as knowledge of customer specific codes of practice (including Tesco, Aldi, Lidl).

      • Ability to manage audit processes and multiple certifications. BRC and NEBOSH desired.
      • Allergen and auditor trained and Level 4 Food Hygiene or experience and Level 4 HACCP or equivalent is desirable.
      • Be personable with the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
      • A keen eye for attention to detail and an excellent communicator at all levels.
      • Be an effective problem solver and implement and process improvement processes.

      More details

      The Technical and Quality Manager job is based in Oxfordshire and is paying £50,000 - £56,000 according to your experience. The role is for 6 months FTC, however there is potential for the role to become permanent.

    • Suzy Standen-Payne

      Suzy Standen-Payne, Recruitment Team Leader, is the main point of contact for this role.

      If you have any questions about the job, please email suzy@b3jobs.co.uk.

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