Technical Director

1 1 Recruitment Limited
13 Mar 2019
11 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Director – Lichfield, Staffordshire

Main Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the technical and quality assurance systems on sites operate effectively and with synergies.

  • Support all Site Technical Managers to achieve key targets successfully, ensuring quality standards maintained.

  • Ensure that KPI’s have been put into place within the technical departments.

  • Manage and resolve serious quality and food safety issues with the appropriate departments, customers and authorities.

  • Oversee the company’s food security systems and undertake periodic audits.

  • Ultimate responsibility for Technical visits and audits, via development of the Technical and QA Managers to ensure they take the lead roles in customer/third party visits and audits.

  • Play the lead role in working with customer technical departments and other external authorities as required.

  • Play lead role in visiting key customers and building strong relationships with key customer technical personnel.

  • Work closely with the commercial department to ensure new business opportunities are fully exploited ensuring that new customer technical requirements are met.

  • Play a lead role in major customer visits, performing presentations where required relating to aspects of the company and the technical process.

  • Ensure that the Company is fully up-to-date on all legal matters relating to food and the company’s products.

  • Devise technical strategies to underpin ongoing customer and legal requirements, reviewing as appropriate.

  • Undertake research initiatives to keep the Company at the forefront of the produce industry regarding technical ability.

You will ideally have:

  • Food manufacturing background in chilled foods

  • Technical management experience, including BRC and auditing

  • Degree or equivalent in food science

  • HACCP / Food Safety qualifications

  • Good interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A team player that supports the sharing of information and values the opinions of others.

  • Tenacious approach to data accuracy with good analytical skills

  • A driver of change and constantly seeks opportunities for improvement

  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills being able to build relationships with a range of stakeholders

  • Able to take clear decisions quickly and under pressure

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