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Vacancy details

Ref TEC-01
Vacancy Technical Manager
Category Full Time
Location Wolverhampton
Closing Date Open Vacancy

At Scotbeef, we produce high-quality innovative primary and value added red meat products to the UK retail sector, foodservice, and export markets.

We are a family-owned business with more than 100 years of experience in supplying high-quality meat products. Our company was founded in 1920 and is now run by the 4th generation of the Galloway family.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our team at Scotbeef Wolverhampton.

The main function of this role is to provide technical expertise to site; senior management; and our customers. You will also oversee site food safety plans and liaise with Quality Management to ensure systems are maintained and adhered to, whilst implementing cost saving and process improvement measures.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the site Technical, Quality Assurance and Hygiene teams ensuring they have the skills, resources, and capability to deliver their duties/objectives.
  • Monitor and report on the site Technical and Quality KPIs, driving continuous improvement.
  • Lead Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) & TACCP programmes.
  • Provide an effective Food Safety Plan and Quality Management System that, when followed, meets the requirements of the law, accreditation bodies and our customers.
  • Support the site operational team to consistently deliver the operational standards to meet the objectives and outcomes of the Food Safety Plan and QMS.
  • Provide food technology training as appropriate.
  • Responsibility for managing the engagement of customers’ technical teams.
  • Responsibility for managing regulatory contact involving knowledge of food hygiene and standards legislation.
  • Responsibility for managing third-party accreditation requirements.
  • Working closely with the site innovation, operations, and planning teams to deliver successful EPD, NPD and the introduction of new equipment, raw materials, and packaging materials.
  • Support the HR team to deliver the requirements of the ETI base code.

Skills required:

  • Previous experience in technical management within a large food manufacturing operation.
  • Previous experience working with high calibre retail customers, ensuring all technical and quality specifications are implemented throughout site systems.
  • Relevant food science or technology qualification with level 4 food safety and HACCP. Knowledge of the ETI base code and its implementation.
  • Ability to promote food safety and quality culture ways of working and ability to lead by example.
  • Results driven and attentive to detail with excellent strategic ability.
  • Excellent communication written and verbal skills.
  • Powerful facilitator and motivator.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and keen to support others’ development.
  • Strong team manager.
  • Strong H&S understanding and compliance, and leadership.
  • Speaking, writing and understanding excellent spoken and written English language. (This is an essential health & safety, traceability, management, and quality control requirement which will be tested as part of the recruitment process)
  • Good numeracy skills.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person