Technical Manager

Location: Ashton-under-Lyne,Greater Manchester
Position Type: Permanent
Salary: £40k - 45k per year

Technical Manager – Food
Ashton-under-Lyne, Cheshire
£40000 to £45000
Monday – Friday – 40 hours per week
Permanent contract

Job Role

Reporting to the Operations Director the Technical Manager has overall responsibility for the implementation of the Company’s policies so that all manufactured products meet agreed standards to ensure product safety, legality and quality.

Specific responsibilities include:

⦁ Health and Safety of self and to ensure working practises are adopted in the department.
⦁ The management and co-ordination of the Technical Department in terms of staff and equipment to meet the above objectives.
⦁ The management of the departmental budget.
⦁ Knowledge of current U.K and E.C legislation relevant to the manufacture, composition, packaging and labelling of the Company’s products.
⦁ The creation and maintenance of the Company’s raw material and finished product specification documents.
⦁ The creation and agreement with customers of private label finished product specification documents.
⦁ Liaison with customers on all technical issues.
⦁ Assuring the technical viability of all new product development.
⦁ Investigation and response to formal and informal issues raised by Regulatory Bodies, viz.Trading Standards and Environmental Health Departments.
⦁ Sourcing and reviewing third party contract technical services e.g. Analysis, Supplier Auditing, Pest Control.
⦁ Submission of recipe Declarations to the Rural Payments Agency and assisting Customs & Excise Officers during verification exercises.
⦁ HACCP team leader.
⦁ Authorisation of consumer complaints responses.
⦁ Ensuring that all departmental staff, whenever relevant, have the opportunity for continued career development.
⦁ Supporting the Q.A. Supervisor in all aspects in his role.
⦁ Maintain and review the company food safety system, their effectiveness to identify improvements needed to senior management
⦁ Drive Improvements in GMP auditing and standards
⦁ Ensure compliance with relevant audit standards BRC etc.
⦁ Deliver the move to on line QC
⦁ Restructure department within existing budget to meet future requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities

• 3 years + experience in a similar role ideally within a food environment although others will be considered.
• Food related Science qualification or time served would be ideal
• Experience of working with major retailers
• Must have worked to BRC standards
• Experience of change implementation.
• Ability to multi task.
• Computer skills – Microsoft Excel, Word (training will be given on internal systems).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent working knowledge of Food Legislation.
• NEBOSH or IOSH Health & Safety Training desirable but not essential

The Company

Our client is established in the food industry and has an excellent reputation and client base. They have been rapidly growing over recent years and have continued growth plans for the future. They are currently looking to add an experienced Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer to their team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a vibrant company with a strong desire to grow over the coming years.

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Contact: Steven Jakara (
Posted on website: 17/04/2018

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