Technical Manager - Food / Ingredients

  • Job Reference: GH144
  • Date Posted: 17 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Management and Executive Positions, Manufacturing, Production & Operatives
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Technical Manager – This is a great opportunity to join a very well-established international company that specialises in the development, production, and marketing of yeasts and bacteria who looking for a Technical Manager (QHSE) to join the team.

We are looking for someone who can really make a difference in this role through high delivery and continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will be able to deal with and rationalise many complex dependencies and issues, and present recommendations and options to meet business needs.  You will have brilliant communication and influencing skills, with a proven ability to influence across a wide range of stakeholders.   

As the Technical Manager your main purpose is to manage the Quality Control & Assurance of products and processes. The Technical Manager will provide strong technical support for the site team including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) protocols, introduction of new products into the plant and troubleshooting of microbiological and general product processing technical issues. Your role is to provide direct leadership and management for the laboratory team, safety and environmental (HSE) management team and some external contractors. 

Other key responsibilities:  

  • Develop, implement and ensure compliance with the company’s quality management system to make sure we adhere to standards on producing, handling and distributing products. 
  • Review existing policies and plan how to improve quality management systems 
  • Ensures adherence to customer specifications through ownership of robust quality control processes and product release mechanisms. 
  • Leads preparation for customer, regulator and accreditation audits including annual BRC re-certification.  
  • Involvement in complaints management process, taking ownership for technical elements    

As the Technical Manager you will need to demonstrate management, training, and leadership skills. You will be leading, managing, and coaching a team of 4 people, managing company hygiene, quality, and laboratory activities. You will train everyone on site (circa 55 people) in appropriate GMP, food and personal safety standards, skills, and techniques. You will need to own and lead site safety and environmental policies and develop suitable safety and environmental management protocols. You will represent the business on all technical related matters – internally and externally with customers. 

The Technical Manager role is full-time, working 9am – 5.15pm Monday to Friday. On offer to the successful candidate is a salary range of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum dependent on experience and expertise. You will receive 25 days holiday, and access to a contributory pension scheme.                                                                       

You will ideally have experience in Food and Beverage, or Food services industry and five years + proven work experience as a quality, food safety or technical manager to be successful. Please note you will also need the following, Microbiology or food technology degree, Continuous Improvement qualification, (e.g., Green Belt), NEBOSH safety certificate, Qualified auditor, Environmental awareness – ISO14001. Laboratory methods and management experience required.   

This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and beyond. 

Additional keywords: Production, QESH, NEBOSH, Food Technology, Quality, Environment, Health, Safety, Management, Health, Safety, Quality Manager