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Technical Manager

Zest Recruitment
West Midlands
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Job Title: Technical Manager
location: West Midlands

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Technical Manager to join our client and play a pivotal role in managing relationships with customers and retailers. As they embark on an exciting phase of growth, this role will be instrumental in driving the technical department forward, ensuring compliance with industry standards, and maintaining the highest levels of food safety and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

* Manage relationships with customers and retailers, serving as the primary point of contact for technical inquiries and concerns.
* Lead and drive the technical department, providing clear direction and support to ensure operational excellence.
* Ensure the site is compliant and audit ready for BRC (British Retail Consortium) standards, overseeing the implementation of necessary processes and procedures.
* Maintain high food safety and quality standards across all operations, continuously seeking opportunities for improvement and innovation.
* Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement best practices and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
* Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of accountability, excellence, and continuous learning.


* Prior experience working with retailers and BRC standards is essential.
* Experience working with chilled products is beneficial but not essential.
* Demonstrated track record of successfully managing a technical team, with strong leadership and communication skills.
* Proactive approach to problem-solving, with a keen attention to detail and a commitment to delivering results.
* Strong understanding of food safety and quality management systems, with the ability to navigate regulatory requirements effectively.
* Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Salary and Benefits:

* Competitive salary ranging from £40,000 - £50,000 dependent on previous experience.
* Career growth and development opportunities within the organisation.

The ideal candidate will be working in a similar position within food production. If you feel this exceptional opportunity is for you and you meet the above criteria then click apply and send us an updated copy of your CV - alternatively you can send through your C.V to or phone 01780 483 999.

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

Company info
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
Lincolnshire/ Bristol

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