Technical Team Leader - (Maternity Cover)

KPI Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
12 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Looking for a 12 month contract to ride out the economic storm?  This position may be of some interest to you then.


To support the Technical function to ensure the site meets the required standards for BRC and all Retail and Industrial customer audit standards.

Coordinating daily technical activities within the supplier assurance team and specifications team whilst providing support to the Technical Manager and Head of Technical and Quality with any technical projects.

Assisting and presenting during site audits and assessments.

Role involves liaising with all operational departments (Production, Engineering, Warehouse) including Sales, Procurement and NPD.

Deputises for Technical Manager.


To maintain food safety and quality management systems in place

To coordinate supplier management and supplier approval team’s daily activities to ensure a smooth, reliable and accurate supply of product to the business

To coordinate the technical team with data input, completion of technical and quality documentation.

Effectively manage daily technical issues with the Supplier assurance team and Specification Technologists

Support generating accurate Technical Specifications and labelling for all products produced on site or on behalf of company.

Tracking supplier approval progress for existing and new products, communicating final approval to new suppliers after final decision from Technical Manager

Maintain the raw material and packaging risk assessments and maintaining and publishing supplier’s approval list including raw materials, packaging and services supplier’s list

To request ingredient and packaging specifications, ensuring they are correct and available when required.

To liaise with suppliers and customers to ensure technical requests are quickly resolved

To assist with NPD projects as required, playing an active role during the development process.

To support QA Team with customer complaint handling as and when required

To assist with traceability during audits, mock recall or other traceability exercises as required

To provide training to technical staff, NPD, procurement on supplier approval and other technical topics as required

To be proactive in writing and amending technical procedures and work instructions

QAS, Specifications and Labelling approver

COLOS and Axicon user, internal auditor, training representative for the department


Educated to a degree level within a food related discipline preferable

Very good IT skills

Excellent time management skills

Experience of working within a food manufacturing environment

Good team working skills, excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Experience and ability of operating in a fast-paced working environment and work under pressure

Able to resolve conflicts within the team

Contract length: 12 months

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


Monday to Friday


Technical: 2 years (Preferred)

Indicative Salary Range: £30000 - 30000

KPI Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

All candidates registering with KPI Recruitment Ltd. will need to provide proof of identity, and evidence of any experience, training and qualifications our client considers necessary for their position.

KPI Recruitment Ltd. recruit Senior, Technical and Management staff for the UK Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry. Handling and filling some of the best vacancies in the FMCG sector, candidates and companies alike have benefited from KPI’s innovative approach to filling Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry jobs throughout the UK. Whether you have vacancies you need to fill or you are a candidate looking for jobs in the UK Food & Drink Manufacturing industry, call us for a confidential discussion of your FMCG requirements.

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Contact Us
  • 1 St Colme St
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6AA
  • GB
  • 0131 226 1044
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