Technical Manager (9-12 months maternity cover)

East London
Manufacturing and Engineering
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Jack Boyle

Technical Manager (9-12 months maternity cover) - Exciting Food Supplier - London - Up to £40,000-£45000 Basic Salary

Pod Talent are excited to continue our partnership with an exciting food supplier based in East London. Our client work with some of the countries largest retailers supplying products that are sourced under fairtrade contracts.

They are looking for a Technical Manager to come in and cover for maternity leave, the contract will be a minimum of 9 months with the potential of it being extended to 12. This is a unique opportunity to gain some very valuable experience in a smaller company and build on your existing skill set.

The role-

This role sitting within the technical team reports directly into the MD and has no direct reports. As a technical manager you have the main responsibility for technical/quality matters with potentially some NPD involved as well.

Responsibilities include-

  • Overseeing technical/quality strategy making sure everything is being monitored and kept afloat
  • Managing relationships with suppliers/co packers ensuring that correct procedures and processes are being followed
  • Auditing including conducting internal audits as client are BRC accredited
  • Working closely with operations team in regard to continuous improvement of overall processes
  • Potential involvement in NPD activities if required
  • Various other adhoc duties

Skills/Experience -

  • Previous experience in a quality/technical role within food
  • Knowledge of food/food safety
  • Degree in a food related subject such as Food Science, Food Tec, Food Manufacturing etc
  • Previous experience auditing and working with quality management systems
  • IRCA auditing qualification or equivalent
  • HACCP Level 3 or above qualified
  • Desirable to have a passion for fairtrade
  • Strong organisational skills with a great logic when it comes to problem solving

What's in it for you?

  • Salary between £40,000-£45,000 plus generous pension scheme
  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays, Christmas closure and duvet days
  • Hybrid working 2 days in office 3 days from home
  • Opportunity to travel internationally to meet with suppliers (Optional)
  • Great working culture whereby employee welfare is a main priority

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, click Apply now or reach out to me via email

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

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