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Technical Manager

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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The Company

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Technical Manager to join an exciting and rapidly evolving branded business. Driven by a culture of innovation, ambition and entrepreneurship, our client works to reconnect consumers with the power of natural ingredients. This highly supportive company believe in positive action, upholding their shared values and actively reducing their impact on the planet – being proud members of 1% For the Planet.

They are now looking for a Technical Manager to deliver technical objectives and to ensure safety and compliance to the highest standard.

This is a hybrid position based in London.


The Role

In your role as Technical Manager, you will be responsible for strengthening the company’s category, leading quality, developing and maintaining the quality management system (QMS) and risk management. You will nurture 3rd party manufacturing relationships and be responsible for the Stage and Gate process.

In this broad and stimulating role you’ll be:

·        Working on key projects across the business, including reviewing all technical and quality processes to ensure efficiency and standards are second to none

·       Becoming the subject matter expert on relevant legislation to safeguard and support the business on pack information, marketing content, customer requirements and consumer led queries

·        Managing and providing guidance to the NPD & Sustainability Technologist by supporting them in day to day activities and allowing them to reach their full potential

·        Manage existing co-manufacturing relationships, building strong, strategic partnerships

·        Being the face of all technical and quality activity within the business, advising on technological changes in the food industry and identifying opportunities for developments

·        Flexing your problem-solving skills to find solutions to any technical issues which arise and making improvements to current processes.


The Person

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious Food or Product Technologist who is looking for that first step into a Technical Manager role. Experience within a start-up, challenger brand or retailer business is essential. This is a broad role which would suit someone who wants to stretch their skillset and develop their knowledge with a growing brand.

A great relationship builder, you must have experience of dealing with stakeholders and 3rd party manufacturers. You will also have extensive experience in packaging artwork development & sign off.

Additionally, you’ll be proactive and able to use your own initiative, think outside the box and consistently exceed high technical standards. You’ll be passionate, bring heaps of energy and enthusiasm to the role along with an inquisitive and logical mind.

If you are a confident technical expert who has a “can do” attitude, and loves making things happen, then get in touch as this could be the amazing brand you’ve dreamed of working for.


Ref: F6729


Due to the large number of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to thoroughly review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application within 5 working days, however if you have not heard from us within this timeframe, we are sorry to say your application for the role has not been successful. To support you in showcasing your best self, we make sure that any necessary accommodations, whether physical or non-physical, are provided to assist you throughout the job application and interview process.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Company info
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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