Supplier Technical Manager - Produce
This is an exciting chance to work for an outstanding fresh & added value producer. Supplying a wide range of products across a number of chilled food categories, they are seeking a Technical Manager with produce expertise to make an impact in this new role.
Reporting to the Technical Director and apart of the Senior Management Team, you will be responsible for ensuring all products are delivered to the required specifications, legislation and the standards customers expect. You’ll be visiting and working with suppliers across the globe to:
- Build an effective supplier management system, in the UK and overseas. Checking compliance to standards, looking into commercial opportunities and ways to improve the supply chain to product offer.
- Act as the main interface with major retail customers during site meetings and audits, investigating complaints and enquiries efficiently to ensure their specifications and standards are met.
- Be actively involved in the companies’ continuous improvement process, challenging processes where necessary and working proactively with customers to develop strong working relationships.
- Use your knowledge of UK and EU legislative requirements, including HACCP and BRC, to ensure the implementations and management of all audit programmes.
Suit a proven Technical Manager with a wealth of technical experience that you will have gained from working with produce suppliers. You need to have an understanding of the supply chain from farm to consumer. You’ll have worked with the UK major multiples and will have experience of managing HACCP and BRC standards along with a successful track record of delivering product excellence. You’ll have demonstrated the ability to lead a team, using fantastic communication and interpersonal skills to drive continuous improvement initiatives. Good organisation and project management skills are a must in order to succeed in this role and a high level commercial acumen is essential.
If you are passionate about produce and are ready to drive change with this prominent food business then please apply now or call 0345 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.