Technical Projects Manager

The Cake Crew
30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
07 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role involves

The management of the specifications team including:

  • Ensuring specs are submitted to a gold standard, on time and in full
  • Supporting with labelling and legal requirements of specifications and artwork
  • Organising workloads and holiday cover within the team
  • Specification audits
  • Out of hours support
  • Management of all project critical paths including:
  • Establishing critical paths from concept to launch
  • Generation and sign offs for Gate 0's and NLF
  • Input of dates into NPD tracker
  • Co-ordinate between NPD and Technical for trials, lockdown recipes etc for spec completion and pack copy for artwork
  • Support NPD trials & product launches
  • Support with NPD submission documents including nutricalcs and sub forms
  • NPD Tacker Management
  • Input of all key dates (trials, FTP, Gate 3's, spec deadlines etc)
  • Ensure all new products for concept are included
  • Proactive action with alerting relevant personnel of key dates and time frames
  • Supplier Approval:
  • Ensure all new suppliers are approved prior to materials coming to site
  • Ensure all new raw materials are approved prior to materials being used on site in accordance with the relevant retailer requirements (e.g. Vegan, UTZ, RSPO, FSC etc)
  • Supplier assurance: up to date documentation held for all suppliers including certifications, SAQ etc
  • Support management of supplier NCR's & complaint investigations
  • Technical Management:
  • Risk assessments completed for all raw materials coming into site (e.g. TACCP/VACCP and allergenic)
  • Risk assessments completed for all finished goods including allergenic, TACCP/VACCP etc
  • TACCP/VACCP Team Deputy
  • Review and conduct full gap analysis on all new retailer and accreditation standards, to be shared with Technical team and wider business
  • Pack copy & artwork approval
  • Packaging intake sign off
  • HACCP team joint deputy
  • Member of the site internal audit team
  • Support in TSM duties
  • Retailer management including face to face interaction
  • 3rd party audit participation & joint lead

Jointly deputise for the Technical Manager in conjunction with the Technical Support Manager

Essential Skills and Experience

  1. Relevant experience working with a specifications role
  2. Revelant supervisory/management experience within a technical function
  3. Knowledge of the retailer specification systems. Ideally to have worked with the following retailer specs: with Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA, Aldi, Lidl
  4. Knowledge of BRC V8 and retailer codes of practice
  5. Food legal labelling trained
  6. Specification trained
  7. Food Safety/HACCP Level 3
  8. Allergen trained
  9. TACCP/VACCP trained
  10. Basic level internal audit training (can be inhouse)
  11. Excellent time management and ability to tight timeframes and deadlines
  12. Confident, articulate and courteous communicator over the phone, face to face and in writing
  13. Self motivated and uses own initiative to get the job done
  14. Actively works with the team to create a positive team environment
  15. Is highly flexible, competent and adaptable and takes responsibility for own learning
  16. Undertakes tasks with enthusiasm and takes pride in his/her work at all times
  17. Proficient computer skills

Desirable Skills and Experience

  1. Minimum of degree level in a relevant scientific subject
  2. Knowledge of post Brexit requirements
  3. Food Safety/HACCP Level 4
  4. Audit trained

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