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We are looking for a Technical Manager with experience of formulated Household products to work for a large retail organisation based in Bradford
The role works across a number of trading areas in the Household, Health and Beauty section (Household, Healthcare, Beauty, Toiletries, Dental Care, Petcare and Baby). There are no direct reports or budgetary control requirements for these roles.
Working within a multi-disciplinary category Trading Team and Own Brand team alongside Buyers, Product Developers(where appropriate), Far East Sourcing Team, Merchandisers, Marketers & Supply Chain Managers to drive trading performance
Manage delivery of the end to end quality process in product area. To be the 'guardian of own-label product quality' and work with trading teams and product developers to ensure that corporate quality expectations are delivered
Delivering Own Brand strategy through ensuring that product quality attributes are clearly defined, measured and monitored.
Undertaking supplier technical selection and management against a risk based framework, to aid decision on whether to award suppliers approval status
Ensuring that all supplier manufacturing sites have been audited and ensuring any necessary corrective action plans are implemented by suppliers in a timely manner
Assessing own label & imported products to ensure they are safe and legal for intended and foreseeable use
Investigating customer complaints trends
Ensuring technical standards, policies, procedures and communications are clear, concise and easy to understand
Degree in relevant science (Chemistry, Material science, Pharmacy or Food Technology) or a closely related discipline
Skills in HACCP and FMEA
An appreciation of the safety, legal compliance, compositional and quality aspects for household product ranges and a clear understanding of their related technologies
Specialised technical or manufacturing knowledge of formulated and fabricated household products
Significant post-graduate experience in the manufacturing and retail industries
Lead assessor qualification and/or significant experience of supplier auditing along with the ability to train others
Commercial acumen which facilitates a contribution to value engineering
Understanding of UK and EU legal framework in particular general product safety directive and other product specific legislation
To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
Matchtech is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.