Technical Services Manager

Greencore Group
Heathrow, West Drayton
Closing date
8 Nov 2019

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London (Greater)
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As Technical Services Manager you will manage the technical services function, quality systems, procedures and policies at the site ensuring finished products are safe and conform to all relevant specification, legislation and customer requirements.

  • Ensure the site policies and procedures are updated and managed to demonstrate alignment with Group best practice and legal/customer compliance.

  • Lead the deployment and use of the quality management system, procedures and policies to document and govern the operational processes, developing the internal audit system to ensure that the site delivers in alignment with legal and customer requirements. 

  • Liaise with the Raw Materials Manager and the Process Development Team to resolve raw materials issues and validate safety parameters to deliver legal compliance and to act as the customer’s liaison point for key technical reviews related to the quality management system.

Job Description

Do you want to work for a business where building a team which can deliver world class leadership & performance are underpinned by an engaged workforce? 

If so... then look no further.

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Services Manager to join our fast moving chilled food manufacturing site based in Heathrow, West Drayton.

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing c. 11,500 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Heathrow, we have a team of around 200 colleagues. We produce gluten free products, topped pasta salads, composite salads - pasta, leaf, grains, pasta pots and snacking - duo pots for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Asda, Aldi, Co-op, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.

What we’re looking for

  • Degree calibre – Relevant Food Science, Food Technology or Microbiological qualification

  •  Advanced Food Hygiene level 4 or equivalent

  • Level 3 HACCP certified and Level 2 Health and Safety

  • Sensor Training Level 2

  • Microbiological Training Level 3

  • Basic allergen awareness / practical knowledge of the management of allergens

  • Demonstrates experience at technologist level of working with a retailer; Expertise in interpretation of customer code of practice; Competent in the use of customer technical databases. 

  • Demonstrates experience of maintaining an internal audit program

  • Demonstrates experience of maintaining a Quality Management System

  • Demonstrates experience of technical strategy implementation

  • Demonstrates experience of delivery of BRC certification and / or equivalent certification standards

  • Demonstrates experience of using Root Cause Analysis techniques for problem solving

  • Ability to evaluate and interpret shelf life results

  • Demonstrates expertise of applying food legislation to manufacturing products

If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits

  • Holidays

  • Pension up to 8% matched

  • Company share save scheme

  • Greencore Qualifications

  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.


Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world’s largest sandwich producer; we’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.


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