Technical Services Manager Food Production /Compliance Manager

09 Aug 2018
06 Sep 2018
Bluetown Online
Food & Drink
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Technical Services Manager Food Production

Location: Stonehouse

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Established in 1991 The Company is a British food innovation company creating healthy eating food brands and supplies a large range of Farm Assured and Red Tractor Accredited meat, poultry, MSC and MCS fish, vegetarian, organic, gluten free and bakery products for the food service markets. Their mission, business model and product innovation has been refined so that it enables the company to live and breathe a genuine customer centric positioning. The Company’s portfolio of brands builds its reputation on award winning foundations.

They are looking for an ambitious and dedicated Technical Services Manager to join their Technical team based at their head office in Stonehouse. As a key member of the Technical team you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory standards across their business. Ensuring specs and labels are accurate, advising on nutritional claims and managing the Quality Management System you will act as the guardian for product data, ensuring legality and compliance across their portfolio of products.

Working alongside the Technical Manager and with the support of Company’s Technologist you will need to be up to date on all relevant regulation and legislations and detail orientated to ensure the foundations for due diligence are in place and to ensure that all their processes are followed.

Key Responsibilities:

* Ensure supplier specifications, nominated line forms, technical information and specifications are available and updated on relevant customer databases
* Manage and implement the raw materials and finished product sensory and lab testing programme.
* Ensure any out of spec production is escalated for corrective action
* Liaise and manage the external laboratory to ensure testing is carried out in line with industry standards.
* Manage and implement the raw materials and finished product sensory and lab testing programme.
* Monitor all lab results and complete a monthly lab analysis, investigate any out of spec results and ensure retests are carried out.
* Manage nutritional information and nutrition queries, advising the business on Target Nutritional Standards and/or School Food Standards for education products.
* Complete annual review of lab data and update internal systems and customer specs as required.
* Provide legal information for food labelling ensuring that all packaging meets required labelling regulations.
* Ensure compliance with all relevant third-party associates including Red Tractor, MSC etc.
* Compile annual waste packaging figures for submission.
* Coordinate internal and third-party audit programme to ensure that any corrective actions are implemented and the company QMS is operating effectively.
* Support the development of the internal systems to meet third party requirements in line with the Global Food Standard (issue 7) for Product Authenticity, Claims and Chain of Custody including factory audits where necessary.
* Work closely with Marketing and Sales functions to provide legal information for food labelling and specifications to ensure that all packaging meets required labelling regulations
* Work closely with Technical Manager to resolve production issues and changes.
* Produce Green Gourmet Sales spec and create product labels for factories.

Key Requirements:

* Experience of working in the food industry, ideally within frozen food sector.
* Update to date regulatory and legislative food industry knowledge.
* Sound understanding of frozen good manufacture, ideally protein based.
* Food safety qualification level 2 as a minimum

The Company is looking for someone who:

* Shares their love for food
* Is innovative and creative thinkers
* Has a great communicators
* Is able to work under pressure
* Has good organisation skills
* Enjoy numbers and is comfortable with spreadsheets and figures manipulation
* Methodical and analytical
* Is able to work on own initiative
* Has high standards; and lots of attention to detail

Hours of work:

* 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
* We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

What you’ll get in return:

* Competitive Salary
* 25 days annual leave pro rata (exc. bank holiday)
* Workplace pension scheme
* Health Cash Plan
* Company sick pay scheme
* Learning and development opportunities

To apply for the role please click the APPLY button and further information will be sent to your email.

Candidates with experience of: Quality & Compliance Manager, Quality Development Manager, Quality Coordinator, Quality Supervisor, Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance Manager, QA Manager, Continuous Improvement, Improvement Manager, Quality Overseer, Compliance Officer, Compliance Manager, Company Compliance Manager, Staff Compliance Manager may also be considered for this role.