I'm hiring: Site Technical Manager, South West Brisbane. Food manufacturing experience is a must!An Immediate start is required, Salary is $120,000 plus super. 12-month fixed term contract with the option to go permeant.The primary purpose of this role is food safety and quality accountability for the processing unit and products from farm to plate, specifically the delivery of the technical requirements to budget through managing people, trials and equipment as required.The key objectives are to manage food safety, quality systems and people within the site team to ensure all products and processes exceed consumer expectations, meet customer specifications, quality KPI criteria, food safety and legislative requirements. Internal and External RelationshipsInternal:This role actively supports, guides, advises and/or consults with all departments on site and within the business where required e.g. other technical managers nationally, NPD teams, operations and supply teams.External:This role is required to build constructive business relationships with and refer to external parties such as customers, growers, suppliers, service providers, educational research establishments as required.Responsibilities and Duties:CostAs part of the site steering team, assist operations and supply chain in meeting margin results whilst ensuring product safety and quality is maintained.Set and meet the agreed budget for Site Technical cost centres including Hygiene (e.g. micro testing schedules). KPIsMargin equal to or better than budgetWeekly/monthly overhead equal to or better than budget. QualityImprove the quality, safety and service focus of the produce supply chain via:Audits of growers to the GAP std.Creating a link between our WIBIT results and our horticultural development plans (e.g.: growing practices, variety trials, etc.).Organise, communicate and conduct factory trials to develop and prove new equipment, materials or processes to meet required standards. Ensure HACCP plans are updated accordingly.Ensure that raw materials, process and finished products are assessed, measured and meet defined quality and food safety standards.Align product quality with customer and consumer expectations.Technical Standards compliance – WQA, BRC, HACCP, Coles Food Manufacturing Standard.KPIsAudits completed to schedule and CAR’s closed out in fullAll process or equipment changes are managed, trials recorded, data published to site steering team and any corrective actions addressed.WIBIT “Would I buy ItCustomer complaints less than 4 per million – zero sev 1’sNo Recalls / withdrawals (which includes Micro, packaging, quality)No Critical CAR’s from any audit and majors / minors closed within timeframe.SafetyAdhere to OH&S policy and procedure in all related activities.KPIsLTI’ reduction year on yearReduction in frequency and severity of claims.Safety improvement plan to reduce premium in collaboration with Worksafe ServiceContinually review current manufacturing process and procedures to assess and improve efficiencies and product quality.Provide clear and accurate data to the site steering/exec teams and National Technical Manager on technical KPI performance with recommendations on continuous improvement activities.Ensure all staff members are inducted, trained appropriate to their role and performance reviews completed to the business schedule.Adhere to the meeting rhythm as agreed with Site Steering team, National Technical Team and internal meeting rhythms.Manage customer communications for the site, coordinate customer visits and assist the site team in preparing for audits, launches etc.If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply directly to this ad. For more information, feel free to DM on Linkedin, https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-price-92517018/ At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.