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Supplier & Raw Material Technical Manager

Job Title: Supplier & Raw Material Technical Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dartford
Salary: £40000
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH15767RT/1_1497001884
Contact Name: Rebecca Taylor
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

An international fresh food group is seeking a Supplier and Raw Material Technical Manager to join their business, providing support and service to the wider business, growers and packhouses.

This role will work closely with the Technical Services, Customer and Factory Managers, as well as Operations and the Group Head Office.
On a day to day you will ensure there is adequate provision of technical support to growers and their packhouses.

Confirm approved varieties with suppliers through regular and effective communication and ensure the internal systems are kept up to date.
Ensure accurate and compliant completion of SAQ's/Specifications/Risk assessments
Organise and conduct supplier audits as per risk assessments. This includes not only the physical audits of the Supplier's site, but also regular documented traceability/mass balance audits.
Advise suppliers on ensuring compliance with business requirements and development to improve quality and yield of produce.

You should demonstrate full working knowledge of Global Gap/Nurture, BRC, SEDEX, LEAF, F2F, WFA, Red Tractor, Assured Produce and have a good understanding of pesticide management. You will agree and monitor the testing frequencies for microbiology and pesticides.

In addition to this, you will be managing a team of Raw Material technologists and should ensure you support them and their continuous improvement and learning and development needs are met, in conjunction with the HR Manager.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a confident communicator - negotiating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders and well organised and resilient, with good time management and strong work ethic. They should have experience in a food technical role - preferably fresh produce and HACCP / Auditing / Food Safety qualification are essential.

The salary for this role is up to £45,000 plus £4k car allowance, plus 25 days holiday and good benefits package.