Role details

Factory Technical Manager

Scottish Borders   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Market Leading International FMCG Business
  • Exciting Factory Technical Manager role within food manufacturing.

About Our Client

Our retained client, Farne Salmon & Trout Ltd, is based in the Borders of Scotland, 45 miles south of Edinburgh and 15 miles west of Berwick upon Tweed. The Duns factory is now amongst the biggest smoked salmon facilities in Europe and they have grown from a staff of 6 in 1982 to become the biggest private sector employer in the Borders with a core workforce of over 600 people. As well as Smoked Salmon, Farne Salmon also produces a growing range of Added Value products, based on or containing salmon, shellfish and other fish varieties. It sources fish, mainly salmon, from several geographical origins. Being part of a major international seafood group has advantages such as buying power and group synergies - these, along with capital investment, will help grow Farne Salmon into being the most efficient producer of smoked salmon in the UK, possibly Europe. No direct or third party applications will be accepted and instead will be forwarded to our retained partner at Michael Page. Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents.

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Technical based at the Duns site, in the Scottish Borders, as Factory Technical Manager for our FMCG client you will be responsible for instilling a culture of everyday standards including quality assurance and continuous improvement throughout the business. You will be responsible for food safety and be the main point of contact for all external customers and enforcement bodies. You will be confident in assessing and managing technical risks and ensuring customer technical requirements are met. As Factory Technical Manager, you will also be responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of direct reports, ensuring clear communication and action plans are devised and implemented throughout the factory by interpretation of laboratory results, organoleptic results and customer complaints to identify trends and route cause analysis. Your key responsibilities in this challenging and exciting Technical Manager role will be to:

  • Act as a key member of the HACCP team, directly involved in HACCP implementation and review.;
  • Liaise with NPD and Process Development on new and existing products with regards to product safety and quality consistency;
  • Help to maintain current accreditations including BRC & TFMS;
  • Confidently and considerately dealing with customer representatives from retail multiples.;
  • Maintain product safety, composition and labelling within current legislative requirements;
  • Investigate out of specification results from microbiological or other testing; non-conformances raised from internal audits;
  • Lead & Participate in Supplier Auditing where required.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for the role of Factory Technical Manager you must come from a technical management background within the food industry and you must have leadership experience in leading a technical team. You must also have extensive experience in HACCP, quality management systems and ideally be educated to degree level within a food discipline.

To be successful at interview your CV will show a proven track record of success in a Technical Manager role, ideally within a fast paced Chilled Food manufacturing business directly involved with at least one of the major multiples. It is essential that you have a proven track record within the FMCG, food or drink sector before applying for this Technical Manager role. You will have successfully been audited to Grade A BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7: July 2015 and you will also be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Quality Systems and HACCP. As Technical Manager, you must also be an excellent communicator and perhaps possess qualifications in Advanced Food Safety or equivalent. You will be a confident leader and manager of people, IT literate with experience of PC based applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and SAP. The culture is team focused so you must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of working as part of a team, preferably in multi functional teams within an FMCG organisation.

What's on Offer

Excellent basic salary + bonus, full benefits package and relocation allowance if necessary.

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