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Technical Services & Compliance Manager

Blue Spark
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Other Job Function, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company

Are you an experienced Technical professional looking for an exciting new challenge within a thriving food business? This prestigious food manufacturer supplies the UK major retailers with an expansive range of innovative products across the chilled sector.


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Technical you will manage the Technical & Compliance team with responsibility for QMS, legislation and specification management. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

Developing and maintaining a robust Quality System that meets legal requirements and complies with customer Codes of Practice

  • Coordinating an internal audit programme that challenges and enables the site to progress.
  • Ensuring incoming and outgoing specifications and artwork are fit for purpose, safe and legal
  • Managing the site’s supplier approval & monitoring programme
  • Monitoring technical KPI generation and interpretation, including customer complaints, microbiological results, and nutritional performance
  • Identifying and implementing KPI’s within your team to monitor standards and drive the business forward through continuous improvement initiatives
  • Providing the practical and personal support required to achieve success within your team.


The Candidate

Suit an exceptional Food Technologist, QA Manager or Technical Services Manager looking to develop their expertise within a complex food category. Ideally you will be educated to degree level in food science or a related discipline. Experience within a high-risk environment is essential, as well as previous retail account management. A thorough understanding of QMS, HACCP and BRC standards.

First-rate communication and organisation skills are crucial as you will be liaising closely with internal and external colleagues. Experience of managing and mentoring a team would also be highly advantageous.

So, if you are ready for your next technical challenge and have the skills to inspire and motivate your team to achieve success, apply now or call Jodie on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat.


Ref: F6767


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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