Technical Manager (Food Manufacturing)

England, West Sussex, Chichester
11 Sep 2018
09 Oct 2018
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

We are looking for a Technical Manager to join our team. You will be working at our bright and modern sites on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex.

Are you an experienced Technical Manager OR QA Manager looking for a New Challenge?

If so we would love to hear from you.

You will provide point of contact for the relevant Customer Technical Manager

The role will involve managing the day-to-day food safety of all products produced by the site through the development, implementation and ongoing management of robust, food safety & quality systems for the site. To control all site quality activities in line with technical, operational, financial and other targets.

To ensure the site meets the legal and regulatory requirements as well as customer and industry standards in Food Safety and Quality Management, and to ensure audit-ready standards every day.

This role will suit someone who has previous experience in Fruit or Fresh produce, a people person with excellent communication skills, Good Project Management skills and eager to make a change.

Role type: Permanent

Hours: 08.30am - 5.30pm - Monday - Friday

Key Accountabilities:

Resource management:

Quality Management System - Ensure systems meet legal, customer & best practice

Customer relationship:

Liaise with customer technologists at appropriate level on issue resolution and pro-active technical management.

Be the main point of contact for external customers on day to day technical matters.

Development and delivery of Customer Quality Improvement Plans

Delivery of Customer KPI's

Process control:

Continuous improvement - Pro-actively contribute to improvement activities

Here's a bit more detail:


Ensure that the product quality & safety standards are maintained at all times and that the product that is manufactured meets the customer's specification and is legally compliant in all aspects

Ensure that our factories are audit ready at all times and the strict GMP standards are maintained throughout the manufacturing site.

Conduct scheduled auditing of safety, legality and GMP standards of the site

Carryout regular documented checks on all areas and lines of manufacture and packing, including paperwork checks to ensure correct completion.

Carryout validation and verification of processes according to schedule

Monitor lines during production and report any issues in relation to quality or product safety

Carry out sampling, checks, tests, swabbing and other conformance requirements according to required schedules, including logging of samples into laboratory system

Conduct documented investigations and closure non-conformances, using Root Cause Analysis

Complete records and logs for all activities according to procedure

Prepare, audit and file paperwork for lines & mixing room

Set Up and conduct daily quality assessments, including feedback and trending for operational teams

Control & Documentation of On Hold and other non-conforming products

Pest Control checks where required

Carry out specified projects


Good communicator ability to interact with other teams/functions

Ability to prioritise effectively

Ability to remain calm and professional in a sometimes pressurised environment

A passion for product quality

About you:

Role holder will have previous Knowledge & experience

QA or similar experience working within the food industry, ideally experience in short shelf life products

Food safety Level 2


Basic understanding of Microbiology

Knowledge of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and Food Safety compliance

Working knowledge of Auditing techniques

Computer literate, good oral and written communication skills.

Fresh Produce, FMCG, Food to Go Retail and Food Service Technical Standards

  • Food Science degree (or equivalent)Food Safety Level 4HACCP Level 4Auditing

About Us:

Here at Natures Way, we love food!

It all started in 1994 with bagged salad and now we are a leading and award winning manufacturer of fresh convenient 'food to go' such as prepared salad and fruit, dressed salads, coleslaw and potato salad to name just a few, supplying to some of the UKs largest household name supermarkets and restaurants.

Operating from four sites on the scenic south coast, Natures Way Foods (NWF) is now one of the largest employers in the area. We are immensely proud to employ a diverse team of nearly 1200 talented, committed and high performing people, valuing their individual strengths, talents, industry knowledge and experience.

The Perks:

We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:
  • A competitive salary plus performance related bonus
  • Laptop & Mobile Phone
  • Company pension
  • 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare package
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts
  • Free parking available across all sites
  • Relocation packages available

We're also proud to say we're an equal opportunities employer.

Key Skills: Site Technical Manager, Technical, QA, Site Technical Manager, Fresh Produce, Quality Manager, Food Manufacturing, FMCG, #NWF #Chichester

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