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Category Technical Manager (Grocery) - Leeds (TO-9A913)

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Category Technical Manager (Grocery) - LeedsAre you passionate aboutdriving food safety and quality requirements?We have a fantastic opportunity for a Category Technical Manager to join our Grocery food team. The purpose of the job is to enable Asda to become Britain's most trusted retailer. This will be achieved by working with our business partners to lead and deliver food safety and quality requirements in our accountable categories and throughout ourteams.As an experienced TechnicalManageryou will have experience of leading complex food categories within retail, FMCG or a manufacturing environment and have the ability to influence both internal and external stakeholders by demonstrating your professional knowledge and area of expertise.Your RoleYou will be responsible for promoting a culture of food safety and quality, enabling the business strategy as well as protecting and enhancing the Asda Brand. You will manage the delivery of product and supplier food safety and quality across ASDA supply base for products we sell to our customers as well as organizing and chairing internal and external supplierand product review meetings.As a Category Technicalmanageryou will manage the Technical review process, engaging business partners from start to end in line with our policy and support the delivery of excellent supplier communications -e.g.supplier conferences / training programs.You will also be the category strategic lead for technical and quality adherence in your accountable areas by working cross functionally to support the senior manager to deliver the business strategy. You will conduct strategic risk assessment reviews of the supplier base in conjunction with risk and strategic category plans.You will ensure all specifications in the HIVE online specification system have a risk assessment, are agreed with your business partners and actioned as require. You will also support the development, engagement (internal and external) and delivery of policies or processes relevant to your category areas to ensure food safety and quality are embedded and effective at point of launch. Another key part of the role, is to have active participation in Horizon Scanning (internal / external) of the category area, investigating anomalies and supporting development of policy and processes to mitigate Asda brand exposure to risk.About youDegree or equivalent in relevant product or scientific area and a solid background gained within a similar technical role, supplemented with extensive industry experience in category.You will also have anunderstanding of technical functions and foodmanufacturing, commercial and customer awareness and anability toprioritiseand flex to business needs.A proven track record of results delivery & decision making is also important, as well as theability to build strong sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with key suppliersIf flexible working is important to you, then look no further At Asda, we are proud of our culture and our commitment to flexible working. This role is based at Asda House, Leeds with theopportunityto work fromhome2-3 days per weekYouwillalso getan excellent benefits packageincluding;-5,700 company car or car allowanceplus discretionary company bonusCompanypensionup to 7% matched10% colleague discount,freeparkingand many additional rewards.We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want ourcolleaguesto be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

2 months ago

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Full time

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