Technical Manager

£40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Car Allowance, Pension
21 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Robert Faulkner
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

Reporting to the Technical Director Europe this role is to replace an individual who has taken an internal promotion. Overseeing the technical, R&D and development side of the business this is a crucial role for the business and as such only suitable candidates relating to the below requirements will be forwarded.

Client Details

My client are specialists and market leaders in their field. Based near Slough they have gone through significant change and growth over the last two years and again are looking to build their team.


Key responsibilities/duties;
  • Manage the R&D Department and ensure that the validation process for new materials (inclusive OPTECH projects) is rigorously followed.
  • Devising, raising, organising, running, evaluating and reporting of R&D trials as well as the control of their successful completion.
  • Compile monthly reports on the status of all active R&D projects.
  • Rigorous analysis of process capability trends during the product design phase using statistical data analysis (Minitab).
  • Agree on technical raw material specifications with suppliers and with the quality manager.
  • Agree on finished goods technical specifications with customers.
  • Build relationship with the Technical Department of Key Customers.
  • Build relationship with the Technical Department of Key Suppliers.
  • Contribute to achieve and maintain supply lead times by generating timely the required Bill of Materials in the ERP system (Syteline).
  • Provide technical training where required.
  • Participate in Root Cause analysis of complaints, when required from the Quality Department.
  • Take the lead in technical investigations for customer complaints, when this has been assigned and requested from the Quality Department.
  • Carry out Risk Assessments for all new chemical substances which are intended to be used in the facility.
  • Participate as member of the BRC team in the facility to give technical support during BRC and HACCP meetings.
  • Give technical support to Operations on processes when required.

  • Education or working background in chemicals, chemical engineering, chemistry or materials engineering.
  • R&D and Process Engineering
  • Competent use of computerised statistical analysis tools (Minitab)

Job Offer

This role is offering a highly competitive salary - £40,000 - £45,000 + Car Allowance, Pension and Bonus

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