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Technical Auditor - Food Manufacturing

Food Safety Specialist (Maternity Cover) - Cheddar - £28-36k
My Client is looking to recruit a Technical Manager / Food Safety Specialist / Quality Auditor / Quality Manager for their modern site in Somerset.

 The successful Technical Manager / Food Safety Specialist will report into the Technical Director and have experience in the food /drink manufacturing sector.

  With the support of a Technical Assistant, you will provide full technical support within the scope of the companys' activity in the UK and overseas (office-based and field activity).

You will manage key management system tasks: management reviews, internal audits, non-compliances, concessions etc.

Liaise with suppliers, manufacturers and customers as required to ensure that customer requirements are met.

Main Duties will include:
·HACCP Team Leader
·Design, develop and implement improvements to internal procedures
·Keep up to date with changes to UK and EU legislation
·Scan FSA and RASFF alerts data for significant events
·Undertake new supplier approvals and ongoing supplier management
·Design new processes/procedures to deliver continuous improvement
·Manage customer complaint investigations
·Review microbiological results on product and recommend actions
·Review and approve shelf life and hot hold data
·Internal Audit Team Leader - define annual schedule, select auditors, arrange training and approval processes
·Follow-up internal audits to successful closure
Key skills & Qualifications
Level 3 Food Safety in Manufacturing
Intermediate HACCP
ISO 22000 Lead Auditor trained
Minimum 3 years industry experience in a supervisory technical or quality role, preferably in high care chilled food production
Internal/ 2nd party audit experience, preferably with overseas audit experience
High level knowledge of food microbiology, allergen management, shelf-life analysis and finished product safety rationale
This is an exciting role and the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary together with a good benefits package.

 This role may suit a candidate that has previously worked as a Technical Manager, Quality Systems manager, Lead Auditor