Technical Manager

Posted 29 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameSophie Brown

Job description

Technical Manager
Co Kilkenny
Attractive Package

Vickerstock are excited to be working in partnership with one of the nation's leading manufacturers of protein products for retail and foodservice customers, dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of a culture that values innovation, quality, sustainability and customer satisfaction. You will also be provided with strong opportunities to develop your career, learn new skills and make a positive impact.

As Technical Manager reporting to the Site Director you will directly manage and lead the technical, quality and hygiene teams.
Key duties

  • Overall responsibility for the site's technical objectives
  • Develop a proactive compelling technical strategy, aligned to group priorities.
  • Creating a high performance, collaborative and empowered culture influencing effectively at all levels at site and across the business matrix
  • Developing effective talent pipelines within the function, through people development, coaching and mentoring
  • Ensuring effective working relations and providing key senior technical interface with cross-functional and internal/external stakeholders
  • Providing clear, concise and accurate advice in the areas of food safety, legality and the environment
  • Ensuring the operation of the technical, quality and hygiene auditing functions attain minimum legislative, business and customer requirements
  • Responsibility in the effective management of site business continuity and crisis management, inclusive of public recall situation
  • Control the development and implementation of HACCP and quality management systems
  • Ensuring departmental functions are effective and efficient in their roles, ensuring business and customer requirements are met or to cease production that is not compliant with technical policies and procedures
  • Responsibility for food safety, quality and technical issues from intake, process, production through to dispatch
  • Drive the completion of the site and customer's KPI's, whilst ensuring they are fit for purpose
  • Overall responsibility for traceability and documentation control
  • Budget management

Essential Skills

  • Significant experience of working in a strategic site technical leadership role within a meat manufacturing factory environment.
  • A senior operator who understands the fundamentals of all associated technical disciplines and has experience of engaging, leading and motivating technical and hygiene teams.
  • Detailed understanding of the context of and compliance with UK legislation and directives in relation to areas governing food safety, legality and the environment
  • Level 4 HACCP and food safety is essential.

If this sounds like the career move you've been after and would like to hear more, pick up the phone to Sophie now on 01 5267473 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.