Greencore Group

Technical Manager

Somerset, Shepton Mallet
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Greencore Group
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Information
Greencore Group Plc is a leading convenience food business with an annual turnover in excess of £1.2 billion. Operating 16 high-quality convenience food manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and a further 6 in the United States, we employ more than 11,000 people providing a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to major retail and food service customers in the UK, the US and Ireland Operating from the heart of the picturesque Somerset village of Evercreech since the end of the nineteenth century this facility manufactures award-winning chilled desserts for Marks & Spencer. Acquired by Greencore in September 2011 significant investments are being made at the site to ensure that the category continues to supply many more innovative and award-winning products in the years ahead.

The Role
To manage adherence to internal and external technical standards through working with your technical team. To work with all other senior managers within the business in ensuring awareness, training and line ownership of quality issues to ensure that finished products conform with all aspects of safety, quality and legality as defined by customer specification and broader technical and legal requirements. To be responsible for a robust and constantly validated HACCP system including leading site HACCP teams To drive improvements in Technical KPI performance by utilising effective measurement techniques, recognising early trends and taking proactive actions To develop and maintain relationships with external contacts including customers, suppliers, statutory bodies and other third parties

Key Accountabilities
To maintain and validate the site's HACCP system including review of NPD product and processes To support the site's Change Control process To identify effective KPI metrics and ensure robust monitoring & review (to include all Greencore governance KPI's) To ensure timely completion of customer reports and management of actions To provide direction and judgement to a operational quality assurance function working within the business To provide direction and judgement to the Innovations department To deputise for the Technical Director To propose and deliver the departments budget requirements To ensure H&S compliance To manage external relationships with Universities, laboratories or other organisations for the purpose of acquiring new knowledge or access to technology in order to diversify the company's quality, safety or financial status To be involved in or manage site projects (new equipment commission, layout changes, new builds etc) covering all technical aspects To deliver a high performance from the technical team as measured by the internal and external customers

Skills & Experience
Formal Qualifications/Skills/Knowledge Food Degree or HNC/D and a minimum of 5 years experience within chilled food/short shelf life manufacturing. Advanced HACCP certified. Level 4 Food Safety. A 'can do' attitude demonstrated in a challenging manufacturing environment. Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent organiser and time management skills. Financial and analytical skills, comfortable in dealing with complex data.

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