Technical Assistant

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Cranbrook, Kent
£25,000 (neg/DOE)
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Job Details

Protea Recruitment is looking to speak to candidates with Technical Administrator/ coordinators/ assistants experience within the Cranbrook, Kent locations. If you have Food Manufacturing Experience, and looking for a new role, please get in touch.

Job title: Technical Administrator/ coordinators

Salary: £25k (Neg/DOE)

Lead Recruiter: Gareth Steedman

Key tasks

  • Technical administration to include specification writing, label creation and supplier approval.
  • Review and update procedures, quick reference guides and production record sheets
  • Support NPD and product launches.
  • Complete lab submission forms and liaise with site QA to arrange allergen and shelf life sampling.
  • Support & coordinate customer complaint investigations to find the root cause of complaints and support the identification of preventative action as appropriate.
  • Report writing and minute taking.
  • Conduct audits of the manufacturing facility with respect to GMP, hygiene, glass and other foreign bodies and compliance to procedures.
  • Answer customer queries and requests on behalf of Technical Manager.
  • Be a part of the internal auditing team.

Skillls/ Experience

  • Problem-solving
  • Great Listening
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills


  • Keen
  • Autonomous
  • Detailed
  • Determined
  • Self-starter
  • Self-driven


  • An interest in food science, food technology, nutrition, or a related subject.
  • Knowledge of BRC and retailer standards is a great benefit.
  • Additional qualifications including HACCP, food safety and auditing are all desirable


With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR

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