A growing food business with an international supply base and a broad product portfolio who supply all the major UK retailers with branded and own label foods. They are now looking for a Senior Food Technologist who has the talent and ambition to learn quickly so they can fast track their career to Technical Manager.
In this role you will be reporting to the Technical Director and take responsibility for the day to day running of the technical department as well as a team of Food Technologists.
A key part of the role will be to manage supplier relationships, ensuing compliance with quality, food safety as well as legal requirements. This will include conducting supplier BRC audits, risk assessments, supplier approval, monitoring performance and maintenance audits. You will be expected to travel overseas a few times a year to audit suppliers.
You will work closely with UK retailers and manage several key customer accounts. You will manage their requirements in terms of products, packaging, policy as well as legislative changes that may impact products. You will also ensure that the Quality Management System is maintained and updated regularly.
This role would suit a Senior Technologist or Technical Manager ideally with a food science / food technology degree who has experience of working with the major retailers and has supplier management experience. This could be from working within food manufacturing, an import /export business or for a food retailer.
Experience of managing BRC compliance and external auditing is essential. Level 3 or 4 HACCP qualification is required and BRC / FSSC Lead Auditor qualification is desirable. Ideally you will have some experience of managing and motivating a team or the desire to build on your people management skills.
As this role is heavily focused on supplier and customer relationships you will need to have some experience of travelling to supplier sites with customers to work on technical issues and carry out audits. You must be able to travel to sites within the UK and abroad.
If you are looking for a growing business that can recognise & reward your technical talent then we’d like to hear from you. Apply now or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737 for more information.
Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.
Also, 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.