Technical Manager - Central Technical

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Technical Manager  

 

Location: Spalding  

Contract Type: Permanent 

Business Area: Technical  

Salary: Competitive  

 

About the role 

 

This is a Technical Manager role in the Bakkavor Central Technical team. The role is focused on managing the food safety and integrity risks in our supply chain, for the thousands of materials, from hundreds of suppliers, from across the world that Bakkavor procures daily.  

 

The role will consist of managing a range of materials and risks, including food safety and integrity risks across key suppliers and materials. The role will include auditing suppliers and a high level of stakeholder management, internally and externally. 

 

With solid leadership and teamworking skills, IT literate, a logical thinker, and with the ability to manage food safety risks – this could be the perfect role for you. 

 

The role will be flexible / hybrid working, and the successful candidate will need to be able to travel and be away for work occasionally to audit and visit suppliers.  

 

In this busy and exciting role, you will be accountable for auditing and supporting technical compliance and integrity against legal requirements and good manufacturing standards. 

 

About you 

 

Ideally, food related degree qualified, you will have significant experience within a similar role and sectors. 

 

A background of working across a range of materials and risks, including food safety and integrity risks will be key – as will auditing knowledge and supplier or stakeholder management competency. 

 

If you are an IT literate, logical thinker, with solid leadership skills and with experience of managing food safety risk – this could be the perfect role for you. 

 

The role will be flexible / hybrid working, and the successful candidate will need to be able to travel and be away for work occasionally to audit and visit suppliers.   

 

Why join us? 

 

We’re proud to offer you a career with options to explore and pursue. Where you’ll be supported to work hard, push further and show resilience. As a valued Technical Manager, we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience, and encourage you to rise to challenges and create a career you can be proud of too. 

 

What we do 

 

We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry - supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.    

 

Accountabilities 

 

Technical standards 

 

  • Ensuring relevant standards are developed, communicated, understood and applied to meet Food Safety, Quality and Legality 

  • Providing leadership and ownership for the Central Technical Quality Management System  

 

Audit 

 

  • Developing and maintaining procedures and schedules to monitor compliance with relevant internal and external food safety standards 

  • Ensuring appropriate action plans are documented and delivered within agreed timescales to address any non-compliance identified 

 

Management & Support 

 

  • Providing technical support to Bakkavor sites as required 

  • Utilising knowledge and expertise to exploit potential Bakkavor opportunities 

  • Communicating technical best practice where identified to maintain and support Bakkavor reputation as leading fresh food manufacturer  

 

Customer 

 

  • Ensuring customer interface, internally and externally, is managed professionally and in a timely manner 

  • Participating in and contributing to retailer initiatives and providing an interface for any cross-site issues 

 

Communication 

 

  • Effectively managing communication on all technical matters both internally and externally, to develop relationships and ensure that Bakkavor’s technical opinion is considered and respected 

 

People 

 

  • Being available to provide practical support to Bakkavor Technical recruitment processes, including AMS and Apprenticeships 

  • Participating in mentoring and supporting PDP / CPD plans 

 

KPI 

 

  • Developing and implementing effective KPI’s that measure, trend and identify issues to be communicated both internally and with customers 

  • Developing and agreeing action plans using root cause analysis to deliver continuous improvement 

 

Training 

 

  • Providing training to develop understanding of food safety and relevant legal requirements for UK businesses 

 

Health and Safety 

 

  • To operate in a safe working manner and support the site on continuous improvements relating to health and safety 

 

Why join us? 

 

We’re proud to offer you a career with options to explore and pursue. Where you’ll be supported to work hard, push further and show resilience. As a valued Technical Manager, we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience, and encourage you to rise to challenges and create a career you can be proud of too. 

 

What we do 

 

We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry - supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.    

 

In this busy and exciting role, you will be accountable for auditing and supporting technical compliance and integrity against legal requirements and good manufacturing standards.  

 

What you’ll receive 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  

 

You’ll enjoy: 

 

  • Competitive Salary 

  • Bonus up to 10% 

  • Car Allowance  

  • A stakeholder pension scheme 

  • Personal accident Insurance 

  • Free independent mortgage advice 

  • Employee assistance programme 

  • A range of voluntary benefits  

  • Holiday purchase scheme 

  • Additional life assurance 

  • Dental & hospital cash plans 

  • Discounted tutoring for children 

  • Access to financial learning tools 

  • Affordable loans via your salary 

  • Proud to be and loyal service awards.   

  • Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions. 

 

 

Proud to be Bakkavor 

 
We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 

 

Bakkavor

We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, and our presence in the US and China positions the Group well in these high-growth markets. We leverage our consumer insight and scale to provide innovative food that offers quality, choice, convenience, and freshness. Around 18,500 colleagues operate from 44 sites across our three markets supplying a portfolio of over 2,900 products across meals, pizza & bread, salads and desserts to leading grocery retailers in the UK and US, and international food brands in China.

 

Category:  Technical
Location: 

Spalding, GB

Date:  28 Mar 2024
Req ID:  19258