Technical Manager (Chocolate & Confectionery)
This prominent food business work tirelessly to deliver excellent quality products with a difference, and they’re now seeking an experienced Technical Manager to drive the technical agenda for their Chocolate & Confectionery category.
As a key member of the team you will help to maintain the company’s high technical standards across their Chocolate & Confectionery category to include seasonal, occasion and impulse buys. This high-profile category commands plenty of exposure and as such the business is committed to investing heavily into product innovation and core range reinvigoration. You will be the go-to for all technical aspects of this product sector where you will work with product developers and suppliers to ensure pioneering innovation is achieved whilst surpassing quality expectations. This will include developing policies and procedures to guarantee compliance with food legislation at all times, monitoring and implementing KPIs as well as managing projects to ensure due diligence and meticulous allergen control.
You will also help develop and deliver an effective supplier management strategy to ensure you have a robust supply base with the flex to accommodate a high level of product innovation. This will mean visiting your suppliers regularly and travelling to sites across UK and Europe, building strong relationships and ensuring that they have the capability to produce exceptional products within brand guidelines.
We are looking for an exceptional Technical Manager with the vision and tenacity to help drive this desirable category forward. As well as having the technical prowess from your previous management experience, you’ll be an influential leader who excels in a high profile role, is able to communicate at all levels and has a good level of commercial awareness.
A Food Science or related qualification is desirable as well as previous exposure to confectionery categories or similar high profile product sectors. Experience of working with suppliers to deliver a supply strategy in line with brand values and business goals would also be advantageous. Due to the supply base and scope of the role, flexibility to travel and a valid driving licence are essential.
If you have the boldness and dedication to deliver the best results then apply now or call 0845 2600 737 for more information.
Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.