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Technical Manager Bakery Products

Posted 7 March by Seriously Connected Easy Apply Ended

Technical Manager (Bakery Products)

Vac Ref #: 36

Location: Walthamstow

Salary: Circa £60k + Benefits

Are you a Food Technical Professional that’s proved their worth and risen through the ranks of your current employer’s business? Is there no more dough available to encourage you to be the best thing since sliced bread? Are you ready for a new challenge and career move that could potentially expose you to opportunities within one of the UK’s largest privately owned food manufacturing groups? Then read on, part-baked candidates should return to their ovens until they’re ready.

My client is a multi-sited leading FMCG manufacturing business. They are currently looking to recruit a Technical Manager to lead, manage and develop the Technical & Hygiene Departments in the achievement of continuous improvement in quality of performance and cost across a manufacturing/distribution operation and 2 additional distribution operations across the South East of England.

You will provide expertise and support to the bakery operations, championing local project improvement initiatives. Communicating and implementing the requirements of company Technical Standards through the application and development of Best Practice.

You will be a site leader with autonomy for matters relating to quality, food safety and legality. You will be comfortable utilising the expertise of the central technical team in implementing and sharing of Best Practice with colleagues across the business.  You will be involved in final decision making on matters of food safety and legality in consultation with the General Manager.  You will possess the ability to consult out of site where agreement cannot be reached.

Typical KPI’s will include:

  • Consumer Complaints
  • Audit Performance - Extrinsic and Internal (Including ISO, BRC, NTS, Post Bake Surveys, Pest Control and Retailer Inspections)
  • QAS
  • Hygiene audit
  • Weight Control
  • Departmental: Budget Control / Absenteeism / Accidents / Briefings & Communication

Candidates interested in applying for this role should have at least 5 years technical/hygiene experience with a clear track record of achievement, preferably with management experience of leading teams working in commercially challenging, results driven, food manufacturing environment.  

Ideally, you will be an individual of graduate calibre, possessing a food science qualification, HNC/D or degree level equivalent. A highly motivated, determined and enthusiastic individual with strong leadership and team building qualities.  You will have budgetary experience: Labour Budget Control ~£250K - £600K) & Overhead & Materials Budget Control (~£125K - £400K). And most of all, you will have the ability and resilience to thrive in a pressurised environment, prioritising work load to ensure delivery of a professional technical leading service to the Site.                   

An immediate start is available for the right candidate so if you’re on the job market and looking for a freshly baked leadership challenge within a fast paced Technical & Quality environment, what are you waiting for?

If this career opportunity is of interest and if what you’ve read above has whet your appetite to learn more please PICK UP YOUR PHONE AND CALL ME, Chris Errington on: OR for a confidential career discussion. Alternatively click on the ‘Apply Now’ link below.

Seriously Connected Ltd., confirm that our Independent Recruitment Specialist’s client has instructed us that the position advertised herein is of a permanent nature. All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Our Independent Recruitment Specialists cannot enter into discussions or offer assistance regarding sponsorship. Due to high volumes of applications in some instances our Independent Recruitment Specialists are  unable to respond with individual feedback. Therefore, if you have not been contacted within five working days, unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. Our Independent Recruitment Specialists may however retain your details for future consideration against other roles they are engaged to work on by their clients.

Reference: 34631439

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