Technical Manager – OrchardWorld, Colchester
About us …
OrchardWorld is wholly owned by Poupart Ltd one of the largest and oldest produce marketeers in the UK. The company forms part of Poupart Produce, which consists of 4 separate divisions and has an annual turnover in excess of £130m.
About the role …
Reporting to the Technical Manager you will be responsible for managing and reporting on all aspects of the quality process, ensuring full compliance with legislation and industry audit requirements in all aspects of the quality process.
You will effectively work with and manage all related personnel (growers, third party packhouses etc.) to ensure the effective application of product quality control/assurance inspection processes and procedures, and the technical agenda with customers as required.
Conduct audits as required and ensure H&S principles are applied, standards are met and any non-conformances are fully addressed with corrective action in place will be your responsibility.
Representing the technical team and taking responsibility for the delivery of this team’s accountabilities by effectively managing team members in a proactive manner on a daily basis is key to this role.
Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 year+ experience in similar role, coupled with exposure to the fruit or fresh produce industry, and must be conversant with the workings of multiples. You must have experience of driving business, improvement and best practice and in quality management and influencing key personnel. Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and team working skills and to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.