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Technical Manager

Requisition ID:  6933


You can be based in Netherlands, North of Spain, Neuilly, or South of Spain for this position

You're not just any Technical Manager – you're the architect of quality, the guardian of excellence and passionate about innovation. With your experience in the international FMCG arena, you are an expert in product quality, food safety, and project management. You are very knowledgeable in microbiology, chemistry, and engineering and you enjoy being part of a team. You thrive in dynamic environments, juggling multiple interfaces across countries and cultures with ease. Your leadership shines brightest when driving innovation and leading transformative change. You're not just looking for a job; you're seeking a platform to unleash your full potential and leave an indelible mark on the industry.


As our Technical Manager, you'll be the linchpin of our operations, providing guidance and support to our bottlers across our markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Ensuring they adhere to the production standards as agreed and accepted in the manufacturing agreements. Your main accountabilities will include driving quality performance, conducting audits, managing issues, and overseeing new product launches. With a keen eye for detail, great relationship skills, negotiation skills, and a strategic mindset, you'll navigate complex challenges with finesse, always ensuring that our standards remain outstanding. 


•    A masters education in Chemistry, Biology or engineering
•    Experience in similar roles within the FMCG Industry
•    Expertise in product quality, food safety and microbiology
•    Proven track record in Project Management and engineering
•    Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
•    Strong leadership skills with a focus on driving innovation and leading change


As the Technical Manager your will ensure the level of Quality Control and traceability is in place from reception of raw materials / Packaging to Finished Beverage and Packaging integrity. Validate Good Laboratory Practices are in place in all bottlers and the proper quality indicators are kept at optimum levels. 
You’ll need to conduct regular audits of all bottlers and set up a follow up process of improvement on identified gaps. Define minimum acceptable levels of Hygiene and Housekeeping as well as strict HACCP implementation. 
This role entails to monitor the performance of your bottlers through relevant KPIs and regular meetings with them. To communicate on the quality performance to the organization in Suntory and to actively resolve quality issues of ingredient and packaging or with the quality of the finished product. In case of issues and/or incidents you’ll lead actions plan and RCA with the bottlers.
In case of new product, new line or product or pack change you are the garant with R&D of the delivery of new product required by marketing with a focus on high quality levels, efficient production and minimizing costs. You have a great opportunity to play a pivotal role to support commercial team in growth initiatives by developing production solutions.


Suntory Group is a Japanese company and the world’s third biggest player in the drinks industry. We are renowned for our diverse and iconic brands such as Schweppes, Orangina, Oasis, Lucozade and Ribena. We wouldn’t achieve what we do without our people who are at the heart of everything we do. People are everything. The continuous success and growth of each individual makes Growing for Good possible. We value diversity like no other and it’s what makes us unique. Our Amsterdam office has roughly 110 employees of which 35+ different nationalities!  


If you join us you will step into a fantastic supportive team where we work very hard but where there is always room for fun. We support each other and we want to see each other succeed. There is a wealth of opportunity to learn and grow in a place where you can truly be yourself.  


Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Specialist. You will be notified within 2 weeks if you are invited for a first screening interview.   


At Suntory, we greatly appreciate the value that diverse knowledge, perspectives, and backgrounds can bring. Our colleagues from a wide range of cultures, lifestyles, and experiences contribute significantly to our collective success.   
We understand that our candidates all have unique career trajectories and experiences, and this can sometimes deter you from applying for a role if you don’t feel that you meet all the criteria. If you believe that you have relevant skills and experience that you feel could benefit us, we would love to know what unique perspectives and experience you can bring to help make us better, together in a company that is committed to Growing for Good and Giving Back to Society.   
Our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based on the skills and competencies of the above role. We are committed to and value diversity, equity and inclusion in our recruitment process and do not discriminate based on gender, race or ethnic background, class, economic status, disability status, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We want to ensure that our interview process is as inclusive as possible. If you require any reasonable accommodation as part of the process, do not hesitate to let your recruiter know who will be happy to help.   

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