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Technical Manager

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Ashford, Kent
£50k - £55k
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Position: Technical Manager

Industry: FMCG (Food)

Location: Ashford

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

About the Role:

As the Technical Manager, you will oversee the maintenance and enhancement of our Quality, Food Safety, and Product Integrity Management Systems. Your primary objective will be to ensure adherence to legal and customer standards, guaranteeing the delivery of safe, authentic, and superior-quality products to our customers and consumers. Additionally, you'll be instrumental in propelling our company forward, driving continuous improvement, and fostering a positive food safety and quality culture within the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise and ensure the implementation and compliance of technical and quality functions throughout the business.
  • Ensure compliance with current legislation, industry standards, and customers' codes of practice.
  • Manage and facilitate technical/quality visits and audits from customers/marketing groups, as well as maintain day-to-day technical relationships with customer technical teams.
  • Maintain Food Safety, Product Integrity, Quality Management Systems, and Specifications.
  • Foster a positive food safety and quality culture across all departments within the organization.
  • Host external audits such as BRC and customer audits.
  • Manage the internal audit schedule to verify compliance with HACCP Systems, Quality Management Systems, and legal/customer requirements.
  • Lead and manage the HACCP Team, develop HACCP awareness within the business, and manage TACCP.
  • Manage overall service levels, customer complaints, and rejections, including root cause analysis and corrective action plan completion.
  • Oversee the document control system for the business.
  • Manage supplier/contractor due diligence.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, Food Technology, Microbiology, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience food manufacturing environment, preferably in a managerial or leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in managing BRC food safety standards.
  • Proven experience in leading and coordinating external audits, maintaining high compliance standards, and implementing corrective actions where necessary.
  • Expertise in managing relationships with major retailers, including handling audits, product specifications, and technical queries.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV or contact John at (phone number removed) for further details. John Small is the lead consultant for this vacancy.

Note: Protea Recruitment has been authorized by our client to advertise and recruit on their behalf. If you do not hear from one of our consultants within five working days from submission, you have not met the criteria for this vacancy as set by our client. Thank you for applying.


A fresh approach to recruitment

​With a direct approach to recruitment, we Focus on the Food | Drinks | and FMCG sectors.

Our company's success has been built on the understanding that every business and candidate is unique; partnering with our clients, we focus on the culture fit, which is as important as matching a candidate's skills.

 Working with SME and Blue-chip businesses, from factory start-ups to replacing critical positions, our tailor-made services offer a bespoke recruitment solution for Full-Time, Interim and Fixed Term Contracts, from mid-level to board-level recruitment across all recruiting disciplines. 

Recruiting across Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, EU, MENA, Africa, and other countries worldwide, we are the recruitment partner for you for the Food / Drinks manufacturing sector.

For your perfect job or hire, don't hesitate to contact or call Matt on 0131 378 2530


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Suite 18
4 Lochside Way, Park
Mid Lothian
EH12 9DT

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