Factory Technical Manager

Date added:: 22 August 2023

ROLE: Factory Technical Manager     

LOCATION OF ROLE: Dunstable, Bedfordshire

BUSINESS GROUP: Signature Flatbreads UK Ltd

Signature Flatbreads produces a range of award-winning, high quality authentic flatbreads and morning goods. It has bakeries situated in Dunstable (UK) and Nashik (India) employing 1,000 employees. It supplies branded and own label products to supermarkets, QSR’s, Food manufacturers and other food service establishments.

Signature Flatbreads is seeking a self-motivated, organised, resourceful, and hands-on Technical Manager.
You will be the main technical contact based inside one of our four factories, assisted by a team of QA and QC staff. Responsible for managing all aspects of Quality, Food Safety & Legality on site, including factory standards ensuring they are compliant with our customers & 3rd party standards.
You will also drive continuously for improvement in site standards by advising site Operations and Engineering teams in technical matters, identify issues, problem solve and ensure root cause is identified and corrective and preventative actions are taken.

The role reports to the Senior Technical Manager with other key contacts being

Technical Director
Technical Services Manager

Responsible for maintaining factory standards through auditing.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of all policies and procedures that form the Quality Management System to ensure the business fulfils its requirements and the requirements of our customers & 3rd party standards.
Ensuring that procedures designed to maintain product quality, safety and legality are followed by all staff.
Assist in the smooth implementation of changes and product launches.
Lead and fully understand the site HACCP and be involved in the evaluation of risk and defining controls, prior to the introduction of a new process, product, or raw material. To ensure that the requirements of HACCP are implemented, maintained, and achieved.
Proactively determine areas where improvement is necessary and assist in ensuring that non - conformances are addressed.
Lead, motivate and inspire the technical team in line with Signature Flatbreads Values to achieve personal development and continuous improvement. 

•              Previous experience within a similar Technical Management role in food manufacturing or food retailer.
•              Previous responsibility for hygiene and pest control.
•              Extensive practical experience of HACCP.
•              Understanding of external standards including BRC, IFS & retailers code of practice.
•              Knowledge of food legislation.
•              A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
•              Strong planning and organisational skills.
•              Ability to be flexible to meet business needs.
•              High attention to detail.
•              A team player.
•              Systematic problem solving.
•              Influencing and challenging skills.
•              Computer Literate in all Microsoft packages.
•              Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
•              Relevant qualification in Food Science.
•              Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing (Level 3 or above).
•              Award in HACCP in Food Manufacturing (Level 4).
•              Knowledge of bakery products.

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