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Part time Technical Project Manager - Food Industry in Ashford

Part time Technical Project Manager - Food Industry

Job description

Job Title: Part-time Technical Project Manager - Food sector

Location: Ashford, this is an office based position - however the company are flexible for the successful candidate to work from home during the current pandemic

Hours: Part-time, 3 days per week, 8:30am - 5pm, preferably Monday - Wednesday but this is flexible

Salary: £30k pro rata = £24k

Your next company can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Company car
  • Huge discounts on all sorts of delicious food and award-winning products
  • Generous holiday allowance, with the option to purchase more
  • Recognition awards and Incentives
  • Pension
  • Real career opportunities
  • As a Technical Project Manager your role would be to:

  • Provide support, guidance and expertise to the procurement & category team in context of supplier selection, supplier expertise, product quality attributes and control parameters which will successfully contribute to exceeding customer expectations, growing sales and profit.
  • Support the Constellation initiative to deliver against the annual growth target.
  • Stay ahead of industry challenges, issues and developments, sharing insight within the technical, category & procurements teams to mitigate impact and support sales growth.
  • Effective supplier management from initial selection & approval through conducting site visits, setting clear technical expectations, providing guidance & support, issuing performance updates and instigate joint business/improvement plans.
  • Maintain the approved supplier database, complete due diligence visits as required ensuring visit reports are documented and all non-conformances are effective closed out.
  • Maintain up to date specifications for all products.
  • Generate and approve own brand artwork.
  • Instigate product risk management action plan & develop an awareness of emerging issues, escalating within the business to mitigate business and customer impact.
  • Focus on complaint trending, monitoring & root case analysis, working with suppliers to support the annual KPI.
  • Instigate a robust quality assessment programme for product range.
  • Provide support & input to ensure marketing literature is informative for our customers.
  • Deliver innovative technical solutions which add value to the business in areas such as cost reduction and/or improved quality without cost increase.
  • Support the team in strengthening/consolidating the supply base.
  • Skills and experience required:

  • A scientific/business/food degree (or equivalent).
  • Food industry background would be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Customer centric.
  • An innovative and agile approach to identifying new ideas and methods.
  • Knowledge of effective quality management & HACCP systems.
  • Knowledge of European and UK legislation.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Sound understanding of packaging development, processes and environmental issues.
  • If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have all of the above skills and experience then

    Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

    Ashford | Customer Service Jobs | Casual / Part Time Jobs | Other

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