Technical Manager     

David Wood Foods Ltd
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
11 Mar 2019

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Technical Manager                   

Responsible for: QA Technicians                                    

Job Purpose:

You will ensure the Safety, Legality, Quality and Ethical Integrity of all products produced at our site based in Kearsley, by ensuring that all stages of manufacture from development, customer acceptance and full production comply to all policies, codes of practice, legislation and work instructions.

This role offers development opportunities as a site Technical Manager in a progressive business, working with an experienced passionate team who are quality focused.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Management and leadership of Technical and Quality team on site.
  2. Management, maintenance and administration of the site HACCP system.
  3. Initiation of investigations and response to customer in relation to all customer complaints in conjunction with the Technical and Production teams.
  4. Maintenance of the Quality Manual and all procedures therein to ensure that the Quality Management System complies with customer and BRC requirements
  5. Ensuring all procedures in the Quality Manual are adhered to especially with respect to Critical Control Points.
  6. Overseeing document control of all factory documents including forms, recipes, specifications and labels.
  7. Ensuring microbiological testing and swabbing regimes are adhered to and food safety issues are addressed.
  8. Management of the hygiene function at site
  9. Management and over seeing site pest proofing
  10. Member of Continuity Management Team.
  11. Supplier approval and monitoring
  12. Ensure  good manufacturing practices, food safety, quality and health and safety is maintained at all times
  13. Management of the higher level internal auditing function
  14. Maintaining the sites BRC accreditation and complying with all customer codes of practice and audit requirements
  15. Any other task reasonably requested by site Manager


  • An understanding of the Bakery category
  • Displays effective influencing and communication skills
  • Self-organisation, motivation, planning, prioritising and time management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the food safety and quality requirements of the both the business and the customers.
  • The ability to maintain and improve the site HACCP systems
  • The ability to develop and drive quality standards

Hours of work will be discussed on interview but some flexibility will be required.

Rate of pay negotiable depending on experience

Ten years after David started the business, we now have eight sites around the UK, giving us the facilities and expertise to produce diverse cuisines. From handmade artisan bread to meals, sides and savoury pastry, we love creating great food, and are fast developing into a class leading and trusted supplier of high quality chilled and frozen foods

Our key philosophy is to provide customers with a quality product, when they want it at a competitive and fair price, developing positive key relationships as a result.

As a family business, people are at the heart of our values, be that our own valued staff, or the customers we serve. Honesty, openness and respect are key to our relationships and are key to our staff satisfaction. We work as teams both within the business and outside to deliver our results, continually improve and challenge ourselves in order to deliver our great quality, innovative and delicious products. We all believe in building long lasting relationships, in order to drive our future growth and success.

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