We are seeking an experienced TECHNICAL MANAGER for our client who is a major supplier of potatoes, onions and other vegetables. Around 95% of their potatoes and onions go to major retailers and processors with the remainder being sold to local wholesalers and retailers. The group has expanded its business considerably in recent years, and this is a key role within the business. Heading up Technical team for the group you will ensure that there is ‘a proactive attitude’ and ‘joined up thinking’ across the businesses to getting product out within the technical boundaries. A knowledge of onions and root crops would be desirable and knowledge of the fresh vegetable sector essential.
You will be responsible for:
Directing the company’s quality management system to ensure compliance with standards such as those set by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures on food handling.
Ensuring that the group are covered by all other potential technical certificates relevant to the specific crop.
Supporting crop production and enhancing farm operating efficiency by way of first-rate communication, technical innovation and the transfer of best practice knowledge to and between growers acting in a spirit of co-operation.
Managing the ‘Technical Team’ recruit, train, develop and retain the best managers and staff, by recognising and encouraging good performance, offering fair and transparent rewards for success, creating career development opportunities, and by providing safe and harmonious working conditions.
Fostering and protecting healthy and constructive relationships with and between shareholder farm businesses and between portfolio companies, with food chain customers, and with suppliers.
Ensuring the business adheres to all company legislation, HMRC and be able to demonstrate due diligence should the need arise.
Computer literacy – M/soft excel, word, access, e-mail
Be able to establish effective 360 working relationships
Self motivated & self starter
Attention to detail o
Able to work under pressure
Management / leadership skills
If you are interested in finding our more, please apply via this website or call Caroline Crouchman on +44 (0) 1284 715055 quoting Ref: 05042CC