Job: Technical Manager

Reference ID: 893972
Salary: GBP£35,000-£40,000

Technical Manager

Technical Manager

The Tayto Factory, Tandragee

£Negotiable plus benefits


Technical Manager – Quality manager – Lead Auditor


Your new Company

Established in 1956 Tayto have expanded from one factory in Tandragee Castle, County Armagh, to becoming the UKs third largest snack manufacturer. Over the last nine years a series of careful acquisitions has seen the company grow to a turnover of £200m and led to the ownership of key brands in their market, including Golden Wonder, Real Crisps, Mr Porky and Jonathan Crisp and Midland Snacks.  The company employ over 1400 people across five manufacturing sites.


Your new role

Your function as Technical manager will be to provide Technical Leadership and Technical Services to the Site Manufacturing operation to ensure that all finished goods fully comply with all Customer and Business Policies, Procedures, Product Standards, Manufacturing Specifications and Quality Management system.  You will be responsible for maintaining the Quality Management system and implement group requirement supported by effective process control.  You will also manage the daily running of the Quality Department and personnel, overseeing food safety, quality and hygiene requirements within all areas of the site.

The Technical manager will need to:

  • Understand the supply chain, specific customer requirements, basic food testing methods, food safety issues, labelling, Weights and Measures, COSHH, HACCP, BRC  and Pest Control.
  • Have a Degree, HND or similar qualification in a food or science related subject.  Advanced Food Hygiene, Lead auditor and Level 4 HACCP would be an advantage. Basic Health and Safety is mandatory.


The right person for the job

To thrive in this family run environment, you must adopt a flexible approach to your job, sometimes going the extra mile when required to pitch in. The Technical manager will be responsible for both a unique set of people and a unique building. Therefore we are seeking a unique blend of resilience and leadership. Although part of a wider group, the Technical manager should adopt an efficiency mind-set; using their initiative to get things done and make difficult decisions, that impact on the commerciality of the business and the efficiency of the production line.

The most natural fit will be someone who presents with circa 5 years’ previous experience in a Quality Management role. Either food hygiene, manufacturing or FMCG environment. The technical manager will sometimes travel off site for meetings within the group structure and also to meet with retailers. Therefore, he or she should have experience of direct supply to major retailers – One or more of Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, M&S or Sainsbury’s preferably.


Your rewards

You will join a thriving and growing company that maintain an excellent record of career longevity and happiness within the broader team. You will work in a unique environment and benefit from free parking, company pension (3%), childcare vouchers, 32 days holidays and a fantastic basic salary. Standard working hours are 0845 to 1700 however some flexibility may be required on occasion, to provide a management presence during evening and night shift patterns.


How do I apply?

If you meet the above criteria and would like to find out more about the role, please forward your CV to our Senior Consultant Fionntán Gamble for a confidential discussion.


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