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Technical Manager

Silven Recruitment Limited
£50000 per year
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Technical Manager




Job Reference: GG/16047



This is an opportunity to a billion-pound food business with a 100-year history. You will play a key role at their Leeds site by leading the site-based technical team in developing and executing a robust technical strategy. At the same time, you will foster internal and external relationships to drive technical excellence.


The Role

  • Develop and maintain a the QMS.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies and stay updated on food laws and guidelines.
  • Manage HACCP systems, internal audits, and non-conformance trends.
  • Oversee Pest Control contracts and support new product development.
  • Implement microbial sampling plans and manage laboratory contracts.
  • Ensure calibration, validation, and traceability systems comply with standards.
  • Conduct technical risk assessments and manage suspect raw materials.
  • Manage customer complaints and product certifications.
  • Coordinate site audits/visits and engage with customers for quality improvement.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Establish data management systems for monitoring site KPIs.
  • Attend site meetings and communicate trends for driving improvements.
  • Develop a Quality Culture across the site.
  • Identify and fulfil technical training requirements.
  • Manage performance reviews and development plans for direct reports.


The Candidate

  • Experience in the food industry.
  • Ideally a degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related discipline.
  • Strong team player with effective communication skills.
  • Proactive decision-maker with a focus on delivering results.
  • Ability to manage KPIs, drive improvements, and prioritize customer focus.


Next Steps

If you feel you fit the brief for this opportunity and would like to take on a new challenge with an exciting business, contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven Recruitment on 02037943983 or 07487732962 or quoting reference GG/16047.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

Company info
0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
Greater Manchester
M2 4DW

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