Technical Manager - Leeds

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Leeds
  • Job Type: Technical
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: c£50k
  • Date Posted: 28/02/2024
  • Expiry Date: 29/03/2024

Technical Manager




Job Reference: GG/16047



This is an opportunity to a billion-pound food business with a 100-year history. You will play a key role at their Leeds site by leading the site-based technical team in developing and executing a robust technical strategy. At the same time, you will foster internal and external relationships to drive technical excellence.


The Role

  • Develop and maintain a the QMS.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies and stay updated on food laws and guidelines.
  • Manage HACCP systems, internal audits, and non-conformance trends.
  • Oversee Pest Control contracts and support new product development.
  • Implement microbial sampling plans and manage laboratory contracts.
  • Ensure calibration, validation, and traceability systems comply with standards.
  • Conduct technical risk assessments and manage suspect raw materials.
  • Manage customer complaints and product certifications.
  • Coordinate site audits/visits and engage with customers for quality improvement.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with customers and suppliers.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Establish data management systems for monitoring site KPIs.
  • Attend site meetings and communicate trends for driving improvements.
  • Develop a Quality Culture across the site.
  • Identify and fulfil technical training requirements.
  • Manage performance reviews and development plans for direct reports.


The Candidate

  • Experience in the food industry.
  • Ideally a degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related discipline.
  • Strong team player with effective communication skills.
  • Proactive decision-maker with a focus on delivering results.
  • Ability to manage KPIs, drive improvements, and prioritize customer focus.


Next Steps

If you feel you fit the brief for this opportunity and would like to take on a new challenge with an exciting business, contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven Recruitment on 02037943983 or 07487732962 or quoting reference GG/16047.