Job Descriptions

This is a role which is vital to the continued profitability of the company.
As the company Supply Chain Manager you’ll be leading the team which transfers all of the products your company makes on to the end user; in the food sector this will be either a major supermarket retailer or a wholesale distribution business.
As well as this you’ll be responsible for organising the incoming raw materials and ensuring that these are brought in on time and to specification.
In short you’ll have responsibility for the movement of all goods through the business from raw material inputs, through the processing, and on to the final customer.

As a Systems Development Manager working in a food company you’ll be responsible for improving the company IT systems and incorporating new technology as required.
These improvements mean updating current IT and also producing, installing and implementing new computer systems, networks and related software.
You’ll also advise and recommend improvements for future IT developments.

As a Technical Advisor you’ll offer specialist advice and support to farmers to make sure that the farm business is performing to its very best.
This could involve advising on crop production, livestock rearing practices, farm building construction and monitoring financial impacts on the business.
You’ll likely be specialised in one or two particular areas and you’ll work closely with farmers, growers, seed producers, and animal feed producers and so on.

As Technical Coordinator, you’ll be providing administrative support to the management and staff of the food or drink company’s technical department.

You’ll be making sure that the technical side of company business runs smoothly which means working with other colleagues and departments within the business as well as suppliers and customers....

You’ll be the senior manager in charge of all the technical aspects of food manufacture within your company (or subsidiary business unit) including quality systems and food safety. You’ll also be the one that ensures all processes meet legal requirements.

You’ll be managing the day-to-day activities of the company technical department and leading and developing a team of quality assurance and hygiene staff. As well as this, you’ll also help with strategic company developments and act as a senior representative at various events and functions....

As a trainee buyer you’ll be working in the purchasing department and report to the Buyer and other senior staff.
You’ll spend a lot of your time working to understand the processes that your company uses so that you gain a complete knowledge of the needs of others and become fully aware of the importance of buying to the success of the business.

In order to hone your skills, you will probably be given one or more accounts that are non business critical; this will permit you to gain valuable experience.

You’ll also be involved with research into alternative product sourcing and competitor pricing which will also broaden your knowledge of the buying role.

As a Trainer working in Food manufacturing you’ll deliver a variety of programmes for your employer which will benefit both the company and its employees.
As the industry is highly legislated there is an ongoing need to ensure that staff are all equipped with an induction programme that provides them with food safety, health and safety and also possibly HACCP awareness training.

You’ll be responsible for organising the learning and professional development of the workforce, which will entail assessing the skills and knowledge of the staff and determining the sort of training programmes needed to develop these skills further.
You’ll likely conduct some of the training yourself and also co-ordinate specialist training as needed.
You’ll also be instrumental in developing leadership and executive development programmes for future senior managers and you might also have a role mentoring graduate trainees in your company.

As a Unit Manager you’ll likely be employed on a large scale farm, and overseeing one part of the business e.g. milking, feeds, breeding etc.
You’ll have a lot of responsibility for ensuring that everything under your control runs efficiently in order to maximise business profitability.

As a Warehouse Manager working in the food or drink manufacturing sector, you’ll play an important role in your company’s supply chain and be responsible for managing people, processes and systems..
You’ll oversee the efficient receipt, storage and despatch of raw materials and products and lead a team of warehouse operatives responsible for product lines that run into the many thousands of individual components which all have to be stored, recorded and kept ready for despatch or use in line with company targets and schedules....