Senior Technical Co-ordinator

Posted 24 February 2022

Location

Millerdale, Bradford

Closing Date

29.04.2022

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Senior Technical Co-ordinator at our Millerdale Site working Monday to Friday,40 hours per week. 

The successful candidate will co-ordinate the technical product launch process and approval systems, providing support and ensuring customer requirements are delivered. Devise and implement continual improvement systems ensuring products and quality systems are continually updated & maintained to meet the requirements of both the British Retail Consortium certification & and the site’s customers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To manage the sites raw material specification and approval systems, liaise with the ingredient / packaging suppliers and internal contacts to gather food & packaging information and to interpret this data ensuring compliance with Millerdale standards.
  • Maintain up to date supplier details including self-assessment questionnaires and up to date BRC certificates and reports.
  • To generation of support the sites internal Packing Specification system ensuring all required information is available to Production prior to the scheduled first production run.
  • To co-ordinate the sites finished products specifications ensuring they are accurately & continually updated in either the standard Millerdale or customer specified format, including web portal systems management - portal alerts
  • To be a fully integrated member of the HACCP team, support the sites HACCP system by carrying out food safety audits as required on both existing and new processing lines and products. Carry out and help to develop the administration for all HACCP documentation.
  • To support Millerdale’s New Product Development launches through the provision of all the required quality system documents, approval of the technical aspects of pack copy & artwork sign off, ensuring legal labelling requirements are met.
  • To support the sites BRC certified Food Safety & Quality System through carrying out internal audits, implementing corrective actions and compiling and issuing monthly internal Quality System reports. Providing ongoing support and training for the site internal audit team.
  • To carry out continuous improvement projects as detailed by the sites Technical Manager on relevant topics e.g. Food Safety, Allergen Management, Hygiene Improvements, Quality Systems, Process Control and recipe improvements.
  • To support the customer and consumer complaints group systems, including providing monthly reports and identifying trends to enable effective corrective actions to be identified to reduce and/or eliminate the root causes.
  • To support the group systems for monthly Key Performance Indicator reports in customer specific formats. Conduct score card population and submission to meet customer requirements.
  • Support implementation, and review where appropriate customer and legislative current and new requirements for site.
  • To provide Food Safety & QA support in the multifunctional project teams for the installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Ensure on site nutritional and chemical testing schedules are reviewed and maintained.
  • To deputise, in relation to site function for the Quality Manager.
  • Co-ordinate the sites pest control contractors and implement, drive continual improvement through corrective and route cause analysis.
  • Manage the sites calibrations, ensuring adherence and accuracy to scheduling. Liaising with external suppliers where appropriate.
  • Provide production technical support where appropriate eg. Metal drop investigations / HACCP / Allergens / quality incidents / investigative work / DPA
  • Manage the sites product testing programs (micro / nutritional / allergens)
  • Shelf life – EOL Assessment and validation of new products where appropriate
  • Packaging compliance – Monitor incoming packaging against customer approved PDF to ensure accuracy and compliance for the production team
  • Packaging compliance – Monitor incoming packaging against customer approved PDF to ensure accuracy and compliance for the production team
  • Manage the sites allergen management system, ensuring adherence to validation and verification schedules, whilst ensuring accuracy against customer COP

 KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS/KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Food Safety Internal Audits completed
  • Finished product specifications are completed and active
  • Customer scorecards produced accurately & timely
  • Preparation of new technical documents to comply with new product launches timetables.
  • Preparation & issuing of monthly Quality System reports
  • Continual improvement project delivery in line with site objectives
  • QMS systems up to date and in line with BRC requirements

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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