Quality & Technical Manager – Food

Quality & Technical Manager – Food

Ref: JO-2009-108276 | £42000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Woking, Surrey, England | Added:15/04/21

This FMCG retailer is currently looking for a Quality Manager for their branded food range. This business has operations in the UK and internationally & is looking for someone to lead the UK Customer & Quality team to make sure all 3rd party ingredients and finished products meet and deliver the exemplary quality and technical standards required.

The roles and responsibilities of this Quality & Technical Manager – Food position –

  • Leading and managing all quality audits (internal and external) for the business
  • Develop and be a part of the UK & European quality testing plan
  • Responsible to ensure a smooth product hand-over from R&D through to launch
  • Overseeing all finished product quality assessment and overseeing the reporting & tracking
  • recommendation of improvements when needed
  • customer services support
  • Owning the MSO audits
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with SMETA – Ethical trade audit
  • Management of any reactive product recall
  • Carry out supplier approval audits and external visits
  • Update on BRC certificates, Reports, HACCP, Social Association certificates etc

To be successful in this Quality & Technical Manager – Food position-

  • Experienced Quality Manager experience with another food manufacturer, FMCG, supplier or retailer
  • Food safety and compliance is essential
  • The role will require travel in the UK & Europe for external audits
  • Trained auditor – with internal and external audit experience is essential
  • Ideally have a Food technologist degree or similar
  • Great communicator and the ability to build rapport quickly
  • Pro-active and diplomatic to handle difficult situations
  • Positive and enthusiastic with passion for organic brands
  • Problem solver when needing further information or assurances
  • The role will suit a candidate based in the Bracknell, Woking, Reading or Farnham surrounding areas

Benefits of this Quality & Technical Manager – Food position –

  • Car Allowance
  • Bonus
  • private healthcare
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension and Flexi-Working – home and office and start and finish times
  • Car Park on site.

This role is initially a 12-month contract with a potential of a position after the contract so will require someone with a 1 month notice or less! If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you, please send your cv quoting the reference JO-2009-108276

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