Technical Controller

Posted 12 March 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameAnne McCarthy
Expiry date 09 April 2024

Job description

We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.


We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.


Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.


Here at Atherstone, we have a team of around 550 colleagues. We produce sandwiches, wraps, rolls, bircher pots and toasties for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Aldi, Shell, Costa & Cafe Nero.


What you'll be doing


As Technical Controller you’ll lead multi-disciplinary teams ensuring that the manufacturing unit operate within the required Technical / Quality / Hygiene / Process standards by adhering to customer, Group and legal standards.


  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that across the functions employees are engaged, focused, developed and delivering their potential
  • Contribute to the BU/MU Executive team to ensure that food safety and quality systems compliment the operational model
  • Ensure technical governance across a multi-disciplinary team to deliver audit compliance with respects to internal, external, legal and customer requirements
  • Provide a senior interface with customers on joint business planning activities to deliver exceptional standards of customer service and adherence to customer policies and requirements
  • Create and deliver an integrated business plan to ensure that technical and hygiene processes are resourced and directed to deliver manufacturing, customer & legal business objectives
  • Identify and promote technical business improvement practices in order to deliver legal compliance and competitive advantage whilst driving functional improvements
  • Budget setting, monitoring and compliance ensure that budgetary controls are managed so that the business targets are met
  • Devise and implement a Quality Management Systems ensuring that management information and statutory information is available for audit and BU/MU Executive decision making
  • Ensure that the technical team has the appropriate capability to comply with food safety and quality compliance
  • Ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the SHE Policy


What we are looking for


We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.


Degree calibre

Food Hygiene level 4

Level 4 HACCP certified

Level 3 Allergen management

Level 4 Micro biology

Lead auditor qualification

Awareness of Ethical and SEDEX management

Demonstrable track record of creating and implementing an Internal audit plan

Demonstrable track record of developing and implementing a Quality Management System

Demonstrable track record of creating and implementing a Technical strategy for a Manufacturing Unit

Demonstrable track record of leading projects

Demonstrable track record of supplier negotiation and managing multiple external contracts eg service providers, labs, laundry, pest controls, chemical providers


If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return


  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.