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Technical Manager

Recruitment Wolf
West Midlands Region
Up to £50'000 (dependent on experience)
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Technical manager 50k – West Midlands

Please read the advert carefully and only apply if you meet all the specific requirements. You will report to the Senior TM and have 3 direct reports of your own.

It is essential that you have export experience and have knowledge of dealing with non-retail customers.

Role brief

  • To ensure the effective and efficient management of Quality assurance for site and ensure all legal, company procedures and customer requirements are met.
  • To continuously improve quality standards to meet customer requirements for multi-site traded products.

Essential Skills;

  • Export experience
  • Previous experience in Quality or Technical Manager role in the fresh meat or Poultry industry
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering continuous improvement in technical & food safety and export standards
  • Experience of working and managing relationships with government body functions FSA, DEFRA, LA.
  • Excellent track record of managing teams; building capability, addressing any issues effectively and in compliance with legislative and company policies & procedures
  • Experience of working with wholesale customer base, retail experience also useful.
  • Good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail, able to influence at all levels
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate professionally at all levels from customers and auditors to factory colleagues and company management
  • Able to prioritise & organise own workload and work to time deadlines
  • Self-motivated and highly resilient
  • Ability to problem solve and influence in a fast paced environment with sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Ability to travel frequently for work purposes.


  • ensure implementation on a day to day basis of technical standards across all traded products.
  • ensure adherence to food safety and Animal by products legislation across traded /integrated processes  
  • Be the first point of contact for site technical queries and customer technical queries
  • ensure requests for information and complaints are efficiently responded to
  • ensure site HACCP covers all commodities (traded/brokered/integrated)
  • ensure adequate QA resource is in place to cover processes where applicable
  • carry out trend analysis on complaints, microbiological and quality issues
  • provide general technical support for the operational/production team on sites  
  • confidently and professionally represent group on Third Party audits with customers, suppliers and regulating authorities
  • assist in the facilitation of audits for sites as an company representative


  • Industry recognised technical qualification – HND/Degree or equivalent in food science or related subject
  • HACCP – minimum level 3
  • Food Safety – minimum level 3
  • Lead Auditor Qualification desirable
  • Full driving license - Essential

How to apply

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