Technical Leader




Product Development, Innovation, Technical, Quality, Compliance


£32,000 to £34,000 Per Annum



Contract Type:


Technical Leader – Food Manufacturing

Salary £32,000 pa to £34,000 pa - depending on experience

A rapidly growing Food manufacturer operating from a modern purpose-built Production facility. As part of their growth strategy, they have created a new role for a Technical Leader to join the business and become a key member of the Technical team. 

The Role 

The individual appointed will benefit from mentoring and coaching from an experienced Technical Manager who provides consultancy services to the business. The plan is for the Consultant to give the Technical Leader all the tools and knowledge required to become site Technical Manager as the business grows. This role therefore offers a clear gateway into Technical Management for an ambitious individual, providing an exciting opportunity to learn, develop and progress your career.

Duties will include the writing of quality/technical documents for new production lines as part of business expansion, issue and update technical data sheets / specifications, responsibility for supplier and ingredient approvals and signoff on Label declarations. As product development is a key business activity the Technical Leader will also be involved with NPD projects and launch of compliant products.   

The Technical Leader will issue certificates of analysis and certificates of conformity and will maintain and update recipe data and specifications on internal databases. The Technical Leader will ensure product legality and compliance, identifying and mitigating potential risks. There will be a further requirement to maintain and improve product quality and traceability standards and act as a Technical expert, offering advice to other departments when required. 

The individual appointed will promote a culture of open communication, audit readiness, continuous improvement and best practice. They will work closely with Production with the introduction of new raw materials, labelling and packaging materials and ensure food safety, quality and legal standards are met for major retail customers. To underpin business growth the Technical Leader will work closely with a Technical Consultant on the formulation and implementation of technical protocols and critical paths and ensure these are adhered to.

The Person

We are seeking an ambitious and well-qualified individual who has gained experience within the Technical/Quality function of a Food & Drink Manufacturing business, who feels ready to take on a role that the company hope will see them develop into site Technical Manager. This will require a high level of commitment, aptitude and a willingness to learn. Ref: 3258   

Location: Berkshire, Newbury, Basingstoke, Thatcham, Theale.