Technical Manager

Global food organisation with strong brands in Australia, Partner with all areas of the organisation to create great tasting foods, Northern Suburbs location with Competitive Salary.

The Company
Baxters Foods is a UK owned Australian Manufacturer that specialises in the production of a wide range of high-quality products including marinated, chargrilled vegetables and pesto sauces under the Bamboleo brand for the foodservice industry worldwide and is renowned for producing high-quality great-tasting Chutneys, Sauces, Mustards to the retail sector. Other products include the Jensen’s Organics range and Aunty Kath’s cookie doughs. Baxters in Australia has been through a significant change recently but is now looking at their next growth phase through continued plans to increase their offering and market share nationally.

The Role

Located in Campbellfield, the Technical Manager is an integral part of the organisation as demands on food quality from both customers and regulatory bodies continue to expand. In addition, the role is responsible to ensure Baxters Foods Australia complies with all relevant OHS and/or Food Safety legislation, codes of practice and standards to promote and develop a strong safety and quality based culture, focused on continuous improvement. Reporting to the CEO of Baxters Food Australia, the Technical Manager will oversee and have full control for the technical function leading a team of 3 staff in order to develop & implement management systems and reporting tools to track and improve performance. The role will advise the senior management teams on the implications of emerging Food Safety legislation, evaluating options, making recommendations and generating action plans to ensure compliance. A project leader, they will be in charge of technical budgets that contribute to improving cost efficiencies. Being able to build strong relationships both internally and externally will be important as you will have a customer focus dealing with suppliers and vendors. In addition, the role will be in charge of audits including BRC, Organic, and various customer 3rd party testing. Through training and leading by example, you will provide support to production; assisting with GMP, Plant Hygiene and Quality testing/checks. To ensure long-term success and continuous improvement, the Technical Manager will coach, educate and mentor the technical function as well as the manufacturing team on quality processes in order to bring about a culture change.

Skills & Experience

  • Ideally the candidate will be Tertiary Qualified in Food Science (or related)
  • Strong knowledge of GMP, Organic, Halal and HACCP standards and expert knowledge of BRC, WQA and SQF
  • A proven track record of strong leadership of technical teams and the ability to give direct guidelines as well as mentoring individuals
  • Exceptional communication skills with the capacity to work cross-functionally with the Quality Team and the wider Baxters business
  • Ability to manage expectations of key stakeholders both internally and externally around quality and safety issues
  • Ideally this candidate will have at least 5 years FMCG experience in a similar quality

16/03/2020 $0 Melbourne 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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