Skip to main content

This job has expired

Technical Manager

Closing date
15 May 2024

View more

Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Technical Manager / Fresh Produce / Lancs

£Competitive for the right person

We are working with a leading supplier to major supermarkets and processing customers, who are renowned for their award-winning produce. They are seeking a dynamic Technical Manager to drive advancements in product quality and system development at their state-of-the-art facilities in near Preston.

As the Technical Manager, you'll lead the Technical Department in ensuring top-tier quality and food safety standards are upheld, while spearheading product and system improvements to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Lead HACCP/VACCP/TACCP teams and manage customer audits and visits.
  • Oversee new product development from trials to launch, including specifications and packaging.
  • Coordinate microbial, nutritional, and allergen testing, analysing data for continuous improvement.
  • Maintain product standards through benchmarking panels and store visits.
  • Ensure technical compliance for suppliers and third-party businesses.
  • Contribute to sustainability and environmental initiatives.
  • Manage BRC compliance and audits.
  • Serve as technical liaison for customers and regulatory bodies.
  • Handle technical queries and complaints promptly and professionally.
  • Conduct hygiene audits and oversee hygiene standards.
  • Develop expertise in technical portals and support technical team members.

People Management:
  • Lead and develop a cross-skilled workforce, promoting succession planning.
  • Conduct regular appraisals and identify areas for development.
  • Ensure all employees are trained and competent.
  • Manage holiday authorization and absence management.
  • Collaborate with HR on policies, procedures, and employee relations.
  • Support performance management and welfare cases.
  • Encourage engagement and uphold equal opportunity principles.

Role Requirements:
  • 5+ years in food industry technical roles, including NPD or quality.
  • Expertise in BRC requirements and audits.
  • 5+ years in a managerial position.
  • Familiarity with customer portals and supermarkets.
  • HACCP and food safety certifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and IT.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills.

Personal Attributes:
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality.
  • Ability to build rapport and manage expectations.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Team player with a positive attitude.

If you're ready to make a significant impact in a fast-paced environment, please apply here

How to Apply

Please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about this exciting role, please get in touch with Luan on 01780 480530 or


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.


Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert