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Supplier Technical Manager



London, UK · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Sourcing · London · Hybrid Remote

Supplier Technical Manager

We're fighting the good fight against food waste, one Oddbox at a time. To do this we need purpose-driven, passionate people to join our growing team.

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Supplier Technical Manager

Are you a fruit or veg professional with an eye for wonky, but tasty, produce? Can you help us ensure that the produce reaching our customers' tables is fresh and delicious?

The Role:

We are looking for a talented fresh produce expert to drive an improved quality standard of the products we pack in our boxes. Reporting to our Technical Manager, you will be working closely with our supply base and buyers, whilst at the same time supporting the business's growth aspirations.

Primary responsibilities:

You will be a core part of the technical team, driving visibility on product and supplier performance.

🥦Tracking product and supplier performance to enable data-driven decision-making when buying.

🥦Investigating and resolving variance in product or supplier performance

🥦Technical packaging management

🥦Customer response to Technical queries

🥦Delivery of Quality Improvement and carbon plans with Oddbox strategic suppliers.

🥦Managing supply base - Onboarding, Suspending and Delisting suppliers/products

🥦Support Sourcing, Quality and Technical teams with supplier approval, varietal and seasonal strategy

🥦Leading new product implementation and trials

    What we’re looking for:

    🥕Qualified by study or experience in a food-related field (Food Science, Safety, Technology or Agriculture)

    🥕Solid experience in Technical/Technologist role, preferably Supplier facing

    🥕Good working knowledge of food, food safety and production systems, UK standards and new product development processes

    🥕Outstanding communication, influencing and relationship-building skills.

    🥕Auditing experience (Red Tractor, Global Gap, Farm To Fork, Select Grower, LEAF, etc.)

    🥕Strong analytical skills

    🥕Flexible and willing to try new ideas and initiatives

    🥕Able to work at a fast pace in an agile environment

    Other details:

    🍈Start date – ASAP

    🍈Duration of role – permanent, full-time

    🍈Location – Hybrid- You'll spend time every week onsite with our suppliers and growers. There will also be times when you need to be in our co-packing facility in Birmingham or our HQ in Vauxhall with your colleagues.

    Looking after you:

    We won't waste your time telling you annual leave is a benefit- it's your right... But we'll give you five extra days of annual leave (33 days including bank holidays), four "not-sick" days and two volunteering days each year.

    We offer you a £300 self-service L&D budget, backed by an extra generous helping of cohort and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

    You'll get access to perks and well-being support with Perkbox. Of course, you get discounts on Oddbox products (as well as the occasional stash of Oddbox merch).

    Are you the Delightfully Fruity person that we’re looking for? Click below to apply (The application should take you no longer than 5-10 minutes)

    Remote status
    Hybrid Remote


    Perks & Benefits

    • An exciting opportunity to be part of a sustainable challenger brand at a time where we are scaling rapidly, helping reduce food waste one carrot at a time.
    • 33 days holiday per year (incl. Bank Holidays)
    • 4 'Not-Sick' Days per Year
    • Access to Health Cash Plan
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • Learning & Development Budget
    • 2 days Volunteering Allowance per year
    • Discount on Oddbox fruit and veg
    • Employee perks via Perkbox & Charlie HR
    • Flexible Working Hours

    About Oddbox

    Oddbox is a community-powered weekly rescue mission to save delicious, fresh fruit and veg which is deemed ‘too big’, ‘too ugly’, the ‘wrong colour', or simply ‘too many’ from going to waste. It delivers its boxes directly from the growers to people’s doorsteps across London, the South and the Midlands.

    With food waste being a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, Oddbox is building a community that together can play its part in fighting food waste and tackling climate change. A proud B Corp with over two million boxes delivered since it launched in 2016, Oddbox has already saved 13,790 tonnes of food waste with a goal of saving 150,000 tonnes by 2025.

    Founded in 2016
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    Sourcing · London · Hybrid Remote

    Supplier Technical Manager

    We're fighting the good fight against food waste, one Oddbox at a time. To do this we need purpose-driven, passionate people to join our growing team.

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