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Assistant Technical Manager

Zest Recruitment
Greater Manchester
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client is a leading company in the food and drink industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality products to their customers. They pride themselves on their commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability. As they continue to grow, they are seeking a dynamic and experienced Assistant Technical Manager to join the team and support the Technical Manager in ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance are maintained across all operations.

Position Overview:

They are looking for a motivated and detail-oriented Assistant Technical Manager to assist the Technical Manager with all technical functions on site. This role will involve stepping up and deputizing for the Technical Manager in their absence, as well as maintaining the audit schedule and overseeing both internal and external audits. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with customer COPs, implementing BRC requirements, and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist the Technical Manager with all technical functions on site.
* Step up and deputize for the Technical Manager in their absence.
* Maintain the audit schedule and be present for all internal and external audits.
* Close out non-conformities to customer COPs by engaging with site teams.
* Implement BRC requirements relating to internal audits.
* Ensure the site maintains compliance and is audit-ready at all times.
* Demonstrate good leadership qualities and the ability to work effectively within a team.

Qualifications and Skills:

* Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or related field preferred.
* Previous experience in a similar role within the food industry is required.
* Strong understanding of HACCP and BRC standards.
* Experience working with retailers and knowledge of their specific requirements.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
* Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
* Leadership qualities with the ability to motivate and develop team members.

Salary: £50,000-£55,000 - (Dependent on experience)

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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