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Technical Manager

Zest Recruitment
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client, a leading name in the food and drink industry, is seeking a dynamic and experienced Technical Manager to join their UK team. In this pivotal role, you will be the sole leader of the technical department, acting as the key liaison between technical teams at all sites and maintaining robust relationships across all departments.

Key Responsibilities:

-Lead and manage the technical department, ensuring seamless communication and collaboration between all technical teams.
-Maintain and nurture strong relationships with all clients, ensuring their technical requirements are met and exceeded.
-Provide expert support during customer and technical audits.
-Collaborate closely with the New Product Development (NPD) team to ensure technical compliance and innovation.
-Ensure all sites are compliant with retailer standards and maintain British Retail Consortium (BRC) standards, keeping them audit-ready at all times.
-Conduct regular site visits to ensure ongoing compliance and identify areas for improvement.


-Proven experience in a similar role within the food and drink industry.
-Strong understanding of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and BRC standards.
-Essential qualifications in HACCP and Food Safety.
-Experience working with retailers and understanding their specific requirements.
-Flexibility regarding previous product experience, but a strong technical background is a must.


-A challenging and rewarding role in a leading food and drink company.
-The opportunity to play a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing quality standards across multiple sites.
Salary - £40,000-£50,000 (Dependent on Experience)
-Supportive and collaborative work environment.

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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