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Technical Manager

Job Title: Technical Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + competitive benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94917
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.49157.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 26, 2014 18:59

Job Description

An outstanding UK food business who has built their reputation above all on the quality, variety and freshness of their food is seeking a technical manager to join their unique business on a 12 month contract. This role will involve managing the life cycle of your product category in particular relation to safety, legality, quality, sustainability and provenance and in doing so ensuring compliance to all business policies. Key Accountabilities * Champion the technical agenda within the category * Manage the supply base to ensure safety, legality and quality is delivered in line with all technical policies * Mange supplier performance through regular visits, audits, reviews and reports * Work alongside the new product development team to launch quality and safe products * Work cross functionally within the category to identify opportunities for efficacy, growth, strengthening the brand and promoting product quality * Maintain a current knowledge of industry legislation and emerging technical developments Skills, Attributes and Experience Required * A degree in food science/technology or a related science * Experienced within a technical management function in a retail or FMCG environment * Experienced within the grocery and/or bakery sector * Experienced in effective supplier management and building strong working relationships * Ability to build effective relationships internally across categories and functions and externally with key stakeholders * Strong understanding of industry legislation and standards * Effective planning, orgainising and project management skills * Motivated, a proven self-starter, an ability to react quickly and a desire to drive continuous improvement * A willingness to travel and a clean driving licence This role offers a fantastic opportunity to an experienced food technical professional who like the business has a strong passion for food and takes pride in delivering exceptional product. If you have the experience required then we would welcome your application. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.