Technical Manager

  • Job Reference: SWR4114
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Salary: £45,000 to £52,000
  • Sector: Management and Executive Positions, Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Technical Manager – Ready to take the next step in your career and become part of a family business that’s making waves in the industry? If so, they have the perfect opportunity for you!

They are looking for a Technical Manager to join the team in Colne Valley, just north of Colchester, Essex.

Why them?

They are a family-owned independent farm. Since 2006, they’ve been growing and transforming their premium-quality potatoes into award-winning, hand-cooked crisps right here on their farm. As they set their sights on becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral crisp producer, they are looking for exceptional talent to join their amazing team who share their commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation. Recently, they’ve secured a significant contract that will see a 30% volume uplift, marking an exciting phase of expansion and investment.

Fantastic company benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary: On offer is a salary of £45,000- £52,000 per annum
  • Holiday: 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension: Company pension contribution
  • Free Parking:  We provide onsite free parking
  • Employee extras such as: Employee discounted products

About the role:

As Technical Manager, you will be a pivotal part of their dynamic team, reporting directly to the Operations Director. You'll be the link between management and the operations team, building strong relationships. Their site is already BRC accredited to an AA standard and within this Technical Manager role you will be expected to maintain the level and ensure that the food safety culture is developed further on site.

Other duties will include:

  • Establish a centralised technical department to manage rapid growth and oversee quality, compliance, and food safety across the business.
  • Collaborate and develop a New Product Development program and ensure timely reporting for operational management.
  • Provide customer and sales support, as well as oversight of HACCP, TACCP, and VACCP practices.
  • Verify supplier approvals, product quality, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Implement and enforce systems and procedures for compliance, while delivering training on Food Safety, Quality, and Processes.
  • Lead the technical function through strategic planning and execution in Quality, Compliance, and Food Safety, setting KPIs with the Quality Manager.
  • Create a culture of food safety excellence, driving continuous improvement and ensuring clear measures for improvement are in place.

Shift Pattern:

This role is based on a 45-hour week, Monday to Friday, but flexibility is key to fit around business needs.

About you:

You will possess at least 2 years of technical management experience, backed by a formal food qualification, and demonstrate strong knowledge of industry standards such as HACCP, BRCGS, TACCP/VACCP, and customer factory standards. You will need hold HACCP Level 4 certification and possess excellent problem-solving skills, as well as a personable approach to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels.

Join them and be a part of exciting journey towards sustainability and excellence!

Please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Additional keywords: Technical Manager, Food Safety, HACCP, BRCGS, TACCP, VACCP, Quality Control, Compliance, New Product Development, Sustainability, Agriculture, Food Production

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