Technical Director – Lichfield, Staffordshire
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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