Technical Manager – Quality, Environmental and H&S, Aylesbury

Home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands, including Cravendale, Anchor, Lurpak and Tickler, Arla Foods is the UK’s number one dairy company. Also supplying a full range of fresh dairy products to the major retailers and food service customers, Arla has an annual turnover of £2 billion. Not only that, but Arla is also the UK’s number one cheese manufacturer and the largest supplier of butter and spreads. Behind this leading global business, is a UK team of 4000 colleagues located across our dairies, distribu-tion centres and head offices, ensuring that more than 4000 daily deliveries are made to stores and re-gional distribution centres.

So if you've poured some of the nice cold white stuff over your bowl of breakfast cereal today or had cheese on toast for your evening snack, chances are you've already expe-rienced Arla!

We are currently seeking an experienced Technical Manager at our Aylesbury site (the biggest fresh milk dairy in Europe).  You will be responsible for supporting the QEHS Manager in the day-to-day manage-ment of all technical activities in order to ensure efficient running of the site technical department. 

You will lead, coach, train, manage, develop and motivate your team, and be responsible for defining and achieving resource requirements.  You will be a key player in ensuring that the highest factory stand-ards are met in line with BRC, and other customer requirements. In addition to lab duties you will deputise for the QEHS Manager in all Technical related areas. You will also be expected to make significant con-tributions to Technical project management, problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives, trend analysis and hygiene improvements. We supply most of the major retailers and as such many au-dits are unannounced. You must ensure therefore that all documentation and processes required to com-ply with BRC, customer specific or internal standards are ready and of a high standard at all times. You will work with other Managers and Team Leaders to connect both Arla and site strategy to the tasks of the department. Relationships will also be key with QEHS colleagues at Head Office in order to ensure best practice across all Arla Dairies. Examples of further responsibilities include:
Budget management, quality, risk and resources within the laboratory
Continuously develops to aquire new knowledge in relation to QEHS and communicates this to their teams
Coordination of complaints and local crisis management within QEHS
Development and testing of new analysis methods  

What are we looking for?
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in a Quality or Technical Manager within a food or FMCG environment. Dairy knowledge would be preferred but not essential. You must have a strong knowledge of Chemistry and Microbiology with an in-depth understanding of BRC, customer standards and audit requirements. A high skills level across leadership, problem solving and project management is essential along with the ability to think on your feet and make decisions.  Good IT skills are required with knowledge of SAP an advantage. 

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with a market leading company that encourages internal promotion.

Closing date 26th June 2017 

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