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Technical Manager

The Sterling Choice Ltd
£65k - 75k per year + Bonus, P
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client, a renowned global business with a fantastic reputation, is on the lookout for a Technical Manager who’s not just skilled in all things Food Safety and Quality, but more importantly, is passionate about leading and developing people. Reporting directly to the Site Director, you’ll be the driving force behind their Quality Assurance function, ensuring their products are safe, meet the highest standards, and delight their customers.

So, a snapshot of the role:

  • Global Business: Be part of a company with a fantastic reputation, known for its professional and respectable culture.
  • People-Centric Focus: They value their people and need a leader who loves developing talent and building strong teams.
  • Leadership Role: This isn’t just a job; it’s a leadership opportunity. You’ll be a key member of the EMEA Technical team and the Site Leadership Team, driving strategy and innovation. Technical has a voice in this company, hopefully you’re ready to use yours!
  • Career Growth: With their global footprint, the right person will find ample opportunities for professional development and global career advancement.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and Develop: Implement food safety and key QA programs (think HACCP, GMPs, Pest Control, Incident Management, complaint handling, Food Allergen and Environmental Monitoring).
  • Strategic Planning: Work with the EMEA Technical team to craft and execute a strategic quality plan.
  • Performance Improvement: Roll out key performance indicators for Quality and Food Safety and spearhead initiatives to boost performance.
  • Cross-functional Leadership: Understand various plant functions and resolve issues that impact multiple areas.
  • Innovate and Influence: Adapt to changes in the external environment and seek innovative solutions. Informally influence Operations and Supply Chain teams to do the same.

What you’ve got:

  • Over 10 years of functional/leadership experience.
  • Proven track record of significant and relevant skills in Technical and leadership roles.
  • Strong leadership experience with success in managing multiple projects and people.
  • Detailed understanding of plant and warehouse operations.
  • Basic commercial awareness related to industry competition.
  • Extensive knowledge of HACCP, BRC Auditing, SSOPs, GMPs, Quality Systems, and Hygiene.


This is more than just a job; it’s a chance to lead, innovate, and grow with a company that values your expertise and commitment to excellence. Join them and be a part of something big, where your career can truly take off on a global scale.


Recruitment specialists for the food manufacturing, FMCG and engineering sectors covering the UK and USA.  Contract, Interim, and Permanent specialists covering Engineering, HR, NPD/Process, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, and Technical.

We like to think we are a little different, taking a human-centric approach to recruitment. We match candidates and clients using shared values and visions alongside experience, qualifications, and ability.

We know that when candidates and clients have good synergy, great things happen. The Sterling Choice team are ‘people’ people and have come together from a variety of consumer-facing backgrounds such as customer service, sales, hospitality, and the leisure industry.

Company info
01733 391515

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