Posted 3 weeks ago

Technical Assistant

Reports to: Head of Technical

Location: Sidcup

Salary: Depending on experience

Hours: Tues-Sat (Sun and Mon – off), Working hours 8.00am – 5.00pm, a degree of flexibility is required

Key Responsibilities:

▪ Supporting the Head of Technical on working as part of the technical team

▪ Manage products and customer specification maintenance and issue

▪ Working with different customer platforms and maintaining them up to date in accordance with the business and customer needs

▪ Coordinate and support traceability documentation

▪ Complaints and rejection management – investigating, resolving, updating internal non-conformances

▪ Creating and distributing the customer weekly crop reports

▪ Supporting and working closely with the QC Team in the absence of the Quality Manager

▪ Regular visits (once per week) to third party packing facilities conducting product inspections and producing quality feedback to the business

▪ Assisting with maintaining all technical documentation and keeping it up to date as required

▪ Label checking and approval for packed at source product

▪ Liaising with our source Technical Management Team Requirements:

▪ Experience within the Fresh Produce is essential

▪ Food Safety, Food Quality, QMS, BRCGS

▪ Ability to work confidently within a team, in a fast-paced environment

▪ Strong IT ability (Microsoft Office programs; Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

▪ Strong organizational skills, good attention to detail and a methodical approach with strong ability to prioritize

▪ Knowledge of BRCGS, product specifications, customer complaint management and customer needs

▪ Spanish speaking is desirable

▪ Driving License is essential Key relationships: Head of Technical, Commercial / Procurement, Quality Manager

Information / Environment:

  • Mainly office-based working in a team
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Working hours 8.00am – 5.00pm, a degree of flexibility is required
  • Working to strict deadlines in a time critical environment
  • Team player
  • Accuracy

Please send your CV to Frank Kinsella – frank@FMKconsulting.co   (just .co). We can also have a chat about the role, please call Frank on 07734 861 080.

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