Technical Manager (Fresh Produce)

Expiring today

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Tonbridge
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Apr 2019
Closes
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading international Fresh Produce company??? You would be a integral part of the Technical team representing the company in the UK and abroad.
Job Description: Technical Manager
Reporting to: Technical Director
Primary Role:
The Technical Manager will support the business with all aspects of technical and quality activities relating to the customers the company serve and the fruit categories our client offers. The Technical Manager will ensure an efficient and effective service is provided in meeting customer requirements and in dealing with the needs of the companies suppliers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Procurement
* Principal contact for all supplier and procurement technical matters
* Support the commercial teams ensuring sound decisions are made relating to the quality and technical matters
* Provide data and DD for customer Web based specifications.
* Manage and report customer requirements and projects at source.
* Maintain a close relationship with procurement teams. Ensure they understand customer specifications and provide expert product knowledge
* Where possible create value by driving innovation and development.
Compliance:
* Responsible for the development of a supplier approval system across the business
* Management of all Supplier DD documentation and line management for the source QC team
* Liaising when necessary certification bodies on Global Gap / BRC/ Sedex / TNC registrations etc
* Produce monthly reports relating to the Technical and Quality performance of the business
* Assist with Fairtrade, BRC and Customer audits at sites
* Manage the residue testing programme, liaising with the labs, QA and suppliers.
General:
* The job role will require a level of travel between sites and overseas to support quality staff and to ensure business DD and audit requirements are consistently met
* The job role will require line management experience
* The job role reports through to the Technical Director
Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and the Job Holder will be expected to carry out any duties as required by their respective Manager and the needs of the customer
Person Specification:
* Current Technical knowledge and experience of fresh produce industry
* Experience of dealing with UK retailers to fulfill their audit requirements including ethical
* Good IT Proficiency (Outlook, Excel, Word, Navision)
* Works effectively - tackling immediate demands decisively, whilst retaining a broad awareness of emerging requirements. Demonstrates a good sense of priorities, structures workload effectively and delivers consistently good results
* Able to communicate effectively, employing tact and discretion and demonstrating a genuine desire to provide a good service
* Willingness to work as part of a flexible team providing support or cover for colleagues
* Demonstrating an understanding of the business, processes and system procedures
Hours: The role will require a level of flexibility to meet customer and business needs. Foreign travel will be an essential part of the role

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