Part time Technical Project Manager - Food Industry

Job Title: Part-time Technical Project Manager - Food sector


Location: Ashford, this is an office based position - however the company are flexible for the successful candidate to work from home during the current pandemic


Hours: Part-time, 3 days per week, 8:30am - 5pm, preferably Monday - Wednesday but this is flexible


Salary: £30k pro rata = £18k


Your next company can offer you:



  • A competitive salary

  • Company car

  • Huge discounts on all sorts of delicious food and award-winning products

  • Generous holiday allowance, with the option to purchase more

  • Recognition awards and Incentives

  • Pension

  • Real career opportunities


As a Technical Project Manager your role would be to:



  • Provide support, guidance and expertise to the procurement & category team in context of supplier selection, supplier expertise, product quality attributes and control parameters which will successfully contribute to exceeding customer expectations, growing sales and profit.

  • Support the Constellation initiative to deliver against the annual growth target.

  • Stay ahead of industry challenges, issues and developments, sharing insight within the technical, category & procurements teams to mitigate impact and support sales growth.

  • Effective supplier management from initial selection & approval through conducting site visits, setting clear technical expectations, providing guidance & support, issuing performance updates and instigate joint business/improvement plans.

  • Maintain the approved supplier database, complete due diligence visits as required ensuring visit reports are documented and all non-conformances are effective closed out.

  • Maintain up to date specifications for all products.

  • Generate and approve own brand artwork.

  • Instigate product risk management action plan & develop an awareness of emerging issues, escalating within the business to mitigate business and customer impact.

  • Focus on complaint trending, monitoring & root case analysis, working with suppliers to support the annual KPI.

  • Instigate a robust quality assessment programme for product range.

  • Provide support & input to ensure marketing literature is informative for our customers.

  • Deliver innovative technical solutions which add value to the business in areas such as cost reduction and/or improved quality without cost increase.

  • Support the team in strengthening/consolidating the supply base.


Skills and experience required:



  • A scientific/business/food degree (or equivalent).

  • Food industry background would be an advantage.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Customer centric.

  • An innovative and agile approach to identifying new ideas and methods.

  • Knowledge of effective quality management & HACCP systems.

  • Knowledge of European and UK legislation.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Sound understanding of packaging development, processes and environmental issues.


If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have all of the above skills and experience then please apply today. Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant) will call you within 48 hours to discuss the position in further detail with you if you match the requirements for the job. We look forward to your application.




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