Technical Manager

Blue Spark
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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The Company

Established ten years ago, this growing company are trailblazing the way for innovative and sustainable food solutions. Currently launching into major retailers, they pride themselves on bringing customers affordable, healthy and high quality products that also offer a lighter environmental impact. They are now seeking a Technical Manager to join their mission and act as the architect for their future success. 

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Technical, this role will look to provide a big impact at their brand new manufacturing site; it boasts industry leading technology and uses renewable energy that reduces cost and emissions. At the site, you will be responsible for championing food safety and product quality, ensuring site compliance and supporting the completion of all technical tasks. You will ensure legal and regulatory requirements are met, and also strive for continuous improvement to meet ever changing industry standards. 

An integral part of this role is managing a small but growing quality team. You will manage their day-to-day tasks, acting as a role model and a source of support to help and develop their professional capabilities. Together you will manage and conduct internal audits, ensure compliance for third party audits and maintain HACCP standards. You will be responsible for the coordination of quality management systems, shelf life and lab tests as well as the investigation of customer complaints and root cause analysis. 

You will directly communicate with suppliers and customers, ensuring you build positive working relationships to better understand and meet their demands. You will also liaise across the wider business including production and operations to support and manage the implementation of new procedures and programmes that will ensure the site is operating to the highest standard and will always be “visit ready”. You will be happily hands on in the factory, supporting the team, anticipating technical issues and proposing solutions and future preventative actions where possible. 

The Person

Suit an exceptional Quality or Technical Manager with well-rounded experience gained within a high-risk or produce manufacturing environment. It is essential that you have experience managing and implementing HACCP and BRC standards with a successful track record of achieving excellence.

The company are leading the charge for producing food at little cost to the environment, so an interest in sustainable food systems as well as having the passion to grow and develop within an expanding business is key. You must have excellent technical knowledge with a strong understanding of quality assurance requirements. You will have amazing interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels.  You must also relish the challenge of working in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with the agility to manage change, spot new opportunities and grow with the business.

The site is remote and is not reachable by public transport, therefore a full UK driving license is essential. As the role will be site based 5 days a week, we are keen to find candidates who are local to the Dover area or are happy to relocate here. 

If you’re looking for a change to apply your Technical prowess with a growing business then we’d like to hear from you.  Apply or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful. If you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements for the recruitment process or the role, please feel free to contact us. 

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL

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