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Technical Manager.


Greater Manchester



Job reference: CH/TNT/162

Posted 3 months ago

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Location: Manchester  Role Overview:
•    Opportunity to lead, coach, and develop a small technical department to achieve business goals.
•    Dedicated to maintaining and exceeding rigorous food safety and quality standards.
•    Tackling an exciting phase of the business and rising to new challenges

Ever considered taking a role that allows you to lead and influence the technical operations of a well-established food manufacturer? Our client, a reputable player in the retail and food service supply chain, is looking for an experienced Technical Manager to join their team. This position is a unique chance to steer the company's high standards of food safety and quality systems, whilst innovating new ways to exceed them.

Company Overview:
Our client is a respected name in the food manufacturing sector, creating food for retailers and foodservice customers. Despite the recent challenges, the organisation exhibits a strong spirited resilience in their path towards gaining a robust footprint. The company is an ambassador for continuous technical expansion, making it a genuinely exciting time to be part of their journey. They believe in fostering a culture of innovation, respect, and teamwork, coupled with putting food quality and safety at the forefront of their activities.

•    Develop and lead the Technical Department to execute business goals and KPIs.
•    Ensure robust technical relations with Operations, Engineering, Purchasing, NPD, and supplier auditing colleagues.
•    Provide prompt and effective solutions to all technical matters, including quality and food safety issues.
•    Supervise and manage customer and supplier complaints, complaints costs, non-conformance reporting, and audit findings.
•    Maintain technical contracts, including micro and chemical laboratories, pest control service, calibration services, and technical memberships.
•    Offer technical advice and suggestions throughout the organisation.
•    Act as the liaison between customers and Enforcing Authorities.
•    Assure compliance with food safety, food hygiene legislation, HACCP, and quality management systems.

•    Degree/HND/HNC in Food Science/Technology or similar.
•    Advanced qualifications in Food Safety and Food Hygiene.
•    Successful completion of ‘Train the Trainer’.
•    Lead Assessor Qualified/
•    Ability to apply knowledge of food safety and food hygiene legislation, including HACCP.
•    Excellent communication, influencing, and persuading skills.
•    Strong organisational, motivational, and time management skills.
•    Minimum 2 years’ experience in managing a technical function including Quality, Specifications, and NPD.

If you have the desired qualifications and experience please apply below quoting reference CH/TNT/162.