Technical Account Manager (Maternity Cover)

Posted 20 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameAnna Hall

Job description

Vickerstock are excited to be partnering with our Food Manufacturing (meat) client where integrity and trust is at the heart of the business on the appointment of Technical Account Manager (Maternity) for their Dungannon site. Their desire to create better food is the driving force behind all processes while providing consistent quality meat products from sustainable sources is the reason, they are one of Europe's leading food processing companies.

As the successful Technical Account Manager you will work as part of the existing commercial, technical and NPD team managing technical liaison with key UK supermarket accounts.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary (further information on application)
  • Monday-Friday working hours
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Opportunity for personal growth and development

What a typical day as Technical Account Manager will look like:

  • Act as a key technical contact between Customer Technical and Departments, managing information relating to food safety, quality, and legality together with customer brand standards, technical business plans and associated projects etc.
  • Manage all relevant raw material, product specifications and Quality Attribute Sheets for related products.
  • Working as part of a customer facing team with commercial and NPD contacts with a view to customer account development.
  • Liaison between all relevant departments within the business to ensure that customer requirements are communicated and being adhered to.
  • Management and communication of relevant technical KPIs to the business and the relevant customers
  • Management and communication of relevant technical business plans and relevant technical projects.
  • Utilisation and control of data on relevant customer information management systems, will include but not limited to shelf-life, raw material specs, relevant risk assessments and other due diligence information.
  • Conduct product checks and inspections and report accordingly to ensure any product produced adheres to customer specification.
  • Deal with any non-conformances and work with management to initiate the appropriate corrective actions.
  • Review artwork in advance of products launches to ensure that labels are complete, accurate, legal, meeting customer, technical and operational requirements.
  • Liaise with NPD to assist with product presentations to customer / product development approval, production handovers and product launches.
  • Maintain and update relevant retail price lists & communicate such to the business.
  • Participate in site Allergen Management Programme ensuring that raw materials are in line with customer, company and legal requirements together with the risk assessments and record keeping thereof.
  • Collect and analyse data on relevant key performance indicators such as, customer complaints, store complaints, sales together with management of complaints reduction programme with site management and report accordingly.
  • Other associated technical duties.

Your essential ingredients:

  • 2 years of experience working in a related customer facing technical role in the food industry.
  • Minimum of a HND in a food science, food technology or a related discipline
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the red meat supply chain / quality assurance and UK retailer industry essential with preference given to candidates with previous experience in dealing with major UK multiples
  • Proven track record in dealing with the key aspects of the role as defined above.
  • Excellent communication skills together with a can do attitude.
  • Willingness to travel to customer meetings together with other sites and Retail stores throughout UK and Ireland.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as the role will involve interfacing with major retailers and other internal and external customers.
  • A high level of motivation, be career driven and self-disciplined with ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • PC proficiency

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience with HACCP, Allergen Management systems and food labelling a definite advantage.

Get in touch:

Sound like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to Anna now on T 028 9031 3720, or send an updated CV - in Word format - via the link on the page (or email).

If this opportunity doesn't quite get the taste buds flowing but like me you are passionate about food, let's get a chat and see how I can help grow your career.