Technical Manager

Posted 03 June 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Contact Namelucy Plant
Expiry date 03 September 2024

Job description

Why Greencore? 


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.

Our Warrington site is also known as the Italian centre of excellence, recent expansion and investment make this site a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit! We produce high quality Italian ready meals for both Tesco & Co-Op


What you’ll be doing

As a Technical Manager you will manage the technical function within the manufacturing unit ensuring all materials including finished products are safe and conform to all relevant specification, legislation, and customer requirements by:

  • Ensuring the operational process and production of finished goods are appropriately controlled, via HACCP, to ensure compliance with food safety and customer standards
  • Ensuring that technical governance is in place to deliver audit compliance with respect to internal, external, legal and customer requirements
  • Investigating key deviations from process and customer specification, taking appropriate action to bring the process back into control
  • Monitoring departmental KPI’s and challenging improvements when required to ensure targets are achieved and improved
  • Interfacing with the customers during site visits and audits, business reviews and other key opportunities
  • Providing leadership and direction to ensure that within the function people are kept safe, engaged, focused, developed and delivering to their potential
  • Ensuring that a safe working environment exists for all colleagues and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the Health, Safety and Environment policy

What we’re looking for

At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better.

  • Ideally educated to degree level with a specialism in Food Science, Food Technology or Microbiological qualification
  • Holds the following relevant qualifications: Advanced food hygiene level 4 or equivalent, level 3 HACCP certified and level 2 health and Safety, Sensory training level 2 and micro biological training level 3
  • Basic allergen awareness/practical knowledge of the management of allergens
  • Demonstrable experience, at technologist level, of working with a retailer; expertise in interpretation of customer code of practice and competent in the use of customer technical databases
  • Demonstrable experience of maintaining an internal audit programme
  • Demonstrable experience of maintaining a quality management system
  • Demonstrable experience of technical strategy implementation
  • Demonstrable experience of delivery of BRC certification and/or equivalent certification standards
  • A skilled problem solver with demonstrable experience of using root cause analysis techniques
  • Demonstrable experience of managing supplier auditors
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret shelf-life results
  • Demonstrable experience of applying food legislation to manufacturing practice

If this sounds like you, join us and 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.