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Technical Manager

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Food, Fresh Produce

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Luan Harrison

  • Job ref:

    LH 18245

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

Technical Manager / Fresh Produce / Lancs

£Competitive for the right person

We are working with a leading supplier to major supermarkets and processing customers, who are renowned for their award-winning produce. They are seeking a dynamic Technical Manager to drive advancements in product quality and system development at their state-of-the-art facilities in near Preston.

As the Technical Manager, you'll lead the Technical Department in ensuring top-tier quality and food safety standards are upheld, while spearheading product and system improvements to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead HACCP/VACCP/TACCP teams and manage customer audits and visits.
  • Oversee new product development from trials to launch, including specifications and packaging.
  • Coordinate microbial, nutritional, and allergen testing, analysing data for continuous improvement.
  • Maintain product standards through benchmarking panels and store visits.
  • Ensure technical compliance for suppliers and third-party businesses.
  • Contribute to sustainability and environmental initiatives.
  • Manage BRC compliance and audits.
  • Serve as technical liaison for customers and regulatory bodies.
  • Handle technical queries and complaints promptly and professionally.
  • Conduct hygiene audits and oversee hygiene standards.
  • Develop expertise in technical portals and support technical team members.

People Management:

  • Lead and develop a cross-skilled workforce, promoting succession planning.
  • Conduct regular appraisals and identify areas for development.
  • Ensure all employees are trained and competent.
  • Manage holiday authorization and absence management.
  • Collaborate with HR on policies, procedures, and employee relations.
  • Support performance management and welfare cases.
  • Encourage engagement and uphold equal opportunity principles.

Role Requirements:

  • 5+ years in food industry technical roles, including NPD or quality.
  • Expertise in BRC requirements and audits.
  • 5+ years in a managerial position.
  • Familiarity with customer portals and supermarkets.
  • HACCP and food safety certifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and IT.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on quality.
  • Ability to build rapport and manage expectations.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Team player with a positive attitude.

If you're ready to make a significant impact in a fast-paced environment, please apply here

How to Apply

Please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about this exciting role, please get in touch with Luan on 01780 480530 or