Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Competitive salary & package
25 Jan 2019
25 Feb 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Role: Technical and Product Development Manager - Caterers Choice

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Competitive salary & package

About Caterers Choice:

  • Caterers Choice / Fruitypot are importers of a variety of ambient food products, supplying a range of manufacturing, wholesale and retail customers.
  • We are looking for a new Technical and Product Development Manager to join our technical team based in Huddersfield. We are looking for an individual who can work at pace whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy in everything that they do.  

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience working within a technical function for a food manufacturer or a food importer. If this is within the canned food sector it would be particularly beneficial.
  • Legal knowledge and experience of food safety and regulatory legislation.
  • Have had direct working relationships with a range of customers, including retailers, manufacturers or wholesalers
  • Experience of auditing food manufacturing sites
  • Experience with both manufacturing BRC standard and Agents & Brokers BRC standard

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management of the company Quality Management System, ensuring a full programme of due diligence is appropriate and implemented.
  • Undertake a range of supplier technical visits including accompanying customer visits, supplier onboarding, first productions and routine visits. This role will require regular foreign travel, both Long Haul and Europe.
  • Completion and maintenance of product specifications, both on customer portals and internal specifications.
  • Label and artwork review and approval as and when required, ensuring legal compliance.
  • Supporting and participating in the incident management process including recall and withdrawal procedures. Including taking part in the out of hours on call rota.
  • Management of new products from concept to launch, through both internal and customer critical paths.
  • Day to day management of supply base to ensure they meet business and customer technical requirements
  • Management of key customer technical relationships, providing information when requested by the customer.
  • Leading customer audits including BRC, MSC etc, ensuring the business maintains certification.

Additional Information:

  • A full and valid UK driving licence will be required

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