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Technical Manager

Southern Scotland

  • Reference: 387850
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Excellent + benefits

  • Location: Kirkcudbright

The company

Our client, Castle MacLellan Foods, a highly successful and growing Chilled food manufacturer are looking to recruit a Technical Manager for their business in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway.

Part of the Kavli Group, the Company’s core values of teamwork, ambition, long-term thinking and continuous improvement are central to the success of the business.

Castle MacLellan was acquired by Kavli in 1997 as a pate manufacturing business that supplied into retail. They have continued to grow and have successfully diversified into cheese and vegan products, supplying both branded and private label to the major retailers.

The role

Reporting to the Site Operations Manager, this is an integral role within the Kavli Group as well as playing a vital part in the wider community of Dumfries & Galloway. The site is looking for someone who can create added value for the business and be instrumental in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage by satisfying the demands and requirements of customers and regulators and protecting Castle MacLellan brand integrity.

Due to the varied customer base of this site, a key part of this role is external stakeholder management, someone who can understand and interpret what the retailer is looking for, not only from a standards perspective, but also NPD. This will allow the site to be proactive in developing new products, without compromising the exceptional technical standards already in place. 

Some of the key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Providing technical and environmental governance across the site
  • Providing technical support to NPD and other departments
  • Promoting technical improvement practices to deliver a competitive advantage, department improvements and customer compliance. Continue to drive a culture of Quality
  • Develop and manage site reporting systems and provide regular effective communication on areas of responsibility to the business internally, to group and for customers
  • Actively participate in the site technical & NPD processes
  • Collaborate with other staff both on-site and at group level and encouraging a mindset of continuous improvement

The person

We are looking for an experienced leader who has a proven track record in managing a Technical Function and Retailer relationships.

Some of the key qualities and attributes we are looking for are:

  • Experience in a Technical management role within the food industry
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in Food Science/Technology
  • Continually seek to make a difference and improvement
  • Continually challenge the status quo and embrace change consistent with the company values
  • A collaborative approach to key stakeholder management
  • Proactive approach to problem solving 
  • Experience playing a proactive part in the wider business community of the local area

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