Technical Manager

Reynolds Catering
CV22 7DG, Rugby
Salary Negotiable
Closing date
13 Feb 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Title:                           Technical Manager

Salary:                       Negotiable
Location:                   Rugby, CV22 7DG

Working week:          Monday to Friday

Reporting Line:         Directly to the Managing Director with a dotted line into the Group Technical Director

Carnivore is a small and friendly but rapidly growing fresh meat cutting plant based in Rugby that strives to offer the best quality, the fastest and most flexible nationwide next-day fresh meat delivery service in the UK by partnering up with our parent company Reynolds Catering Supplies.

We are looking to recruit a Technical Manager who will lead a small but experienced technical team to maintain all 3rd party accreditations, customer approvals and site food safety and quality standards.

As a key member of the management team you will be expected to engage cross functionally with all team members in a positive and constructive manner to drive and advance the quality and technical management agenda.

Key Responsibilities

  • Efficient and effective implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS), its maintenance and development
  • HACCP team lead ensuring its development and evolution in keeping with business ambitions
  • Line manager to the Technical Assistant
  • Safety, Quality, Legality and Authenticity of all manufactured and traded goods
  • Customer liaison; new or existing, customer enquiries, audits, site visits and finished goods specifications
  • Supplier liaison regards technical issues including their compliance to business codes of practice, raw material specifications supplier complaints and supplier development
  • Cross functional working, internally on site but also within the wider food group
  • Timely and appropriate decision making on food safety, quality and legality issues
  • Screening, development and approval of all new products (manufactured and traded)
  • Ensuring a positive site food safety culture
  • Monitoring and maintenance of departmental KPI’s

Measures and KPIs:

  • Customer audit performance
  • Regulatory audit score e.g. FSA
  • 3rd Party accreditation grades
  • Established departmental KPI reports including microbial results, Quality CPMU, Injurious to Health reports, Quarantine and recall reports

Competencies / Skills /Knowledge / Experience:

• Management and development of QMS
• Experienced and qualified in HACCP management (Level 4)
• Experienced and qualified in Food Safety (Level 4)
• Great communicator and influencer at all levels
• Supplier and Customer management
• Food legislation
• Experience of BRC food standards


• 28 days paid annual leave (increased with length of service up to 33 days)
• Enrolment in to Pension Scheme
• Healthcare Cash Plan
• Access to discounts and savings through group Retail Rewards portal

Please be aware candidates will be filtered and only successful candidates will be contacted, if you do not hear from us, then unfortunately you have not been successful

Reynolds and Carnivore FMC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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