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Technical Manager - Food in Bradford

About The... We’ve got a fantastic job for a Technical Manager - Food to join our Head Office in Bradford. Reporting to the Senior Technical Manager – Food, you will be cover a food category directly aligned to commercial. The job is...

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About The Role

We’ve got a fantastic job for a Technical Manager - Food to join our Head Office in Bradford. Reporting to the Senior Technical Manager – Food, you will be cover a food category directly aligned to commercial. The job is responsible for delivering product safety, legality, quality, root cause investigations and delivering project improvement work across trading functions, product, retail standards and own brand suppliers.

This role is fixed term for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

Requirements of the Job

You are responsible for providing technical advice and support at the heart of the trading category so that business and commercial improvements are delivered. This role is responsible for delivery of the safety, legality, quality and integrity of Morrisons Own Brand products in your category, ensuring customer’s health is always protected and prosecution is avoided. 

  • Plan and implement the Morrisons Quality Check programme to assess product consistency and drive improvements where required
  • Review customer complaint trends, social media posts and media reviews to identify product issues and implement the product withdrawal and recall processes if appropriate
  • Ensure that there is a formally agreed product specification in place for Morrisons own brand products to ensure they are safe, legal and fit for intended purpose
  • Develop and issue clear and concise technical standards, policies, procedures and communications for your key stakeholders
  • Complete the technical selection process including  risk assessment to authorise approval status  to new suppliers to Morrisons
  • Assess the supplier integrity programme for your product area, monitoring performance of suppliers against key KPI’s and work with the trading team to ensure the category is working with the right suppliers and manufacturing sites
  • Verify that all manufacturing sites are routinely audited against the Morrisons Manufacturing Standard and any necessary corrective action plans are implemented by suppliers in a timely manner
  • Maintain the delivery of the end to end quality process in your product categories and consult with trading teams to ensure that customer’s quality expectations are delivered
  • Conduct timely investigation and instigating the product withdrawal and recall processes based on sound risk assessment for any incident affecting Morrisons own brand products and support branded product incidents.  All issues should be closed with robust corrective actions.

Salary & Benefits

This job as a Technical Manager – Food offers a very competitive salary in line with current market rates. We will also offer you a fantastic benefits package; 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a discount card for you and two friends or family members giving you each 10% off your shopping in Morrisons, Annual Bonus Scheme, Single Healthcare Cover, Car Allowance and fuel card for business and private use and a competitive pension scheme. You’ll have access to a variety of high street discounts, as well as tonnes of flexible benefits.

About You

In this job you will need a food science degree with some postgraduate experience within the food industry. You will also have working knowledge of HACCP in order to deliver product safety. You will need to have an ability to identify risk and manage to an acceptable level with an ability to influence business decisions that impact on product safety, integrity and quality.

About The Company

About Us

You may already know that Morrisons is the UK’s 4th largest supermarket. But did you know that we’re also the UK’s 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer?

Our offering is unique, as unlike other supermarkets, we source and process over 90% of the fresh food that we sell in store.

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving 11 million customers across the UK over nearly 500 stores and an online home delivery service.

Why Join Us?

We’ve a fantastic bunch of people who are at the top of their game in all kinds of fields. And in return for looking after our customers, we look after them with great rewards. Don’t just take our word for it,  to hear from our colleagues about what life is really like at Morrisons.

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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