Factory Technical Manager


Join Our Technical Team at The Compleat Food Group!

We have a fantastic opportunity for Factory Technical Manager to come and join our team!

Within this role, you will lead the technical function at our Poole Bakery site, driving forward product safety by ensuring compliance across specifications and legislation. You will champion process improvements, assist the team to implement them, and enable customer requirements to be met and surpassed.

You will also get the opportunity to work closely with our New Product Development (NPD), Technical and Hygiene teams, establishing and maintaining excellent communication.

Who We Are:

At The Compleat Food Group, we're on a mission to create delectable food that not only brings joy to your taste buds but also extends love to our planet. We fondly refer to it as 'Food to Feel Good' because we believe in savouring every bite whilst making a positive impact.

Our team of over 5,000 remarkable individuals forms the core of all that we undertake. Their genuine passion drives the creation of delectable products for UK consumers, prominent retailers, and our thrilling market-leading brands such as Wall's Pastry, Squeaky Bean, and Unearthed.

As a Factory Technical Manager at The Compleat Food Group, you will ensure that product safety is prioritised while cultivating strong working relationships with our internal teams and external stakeholders.

Location: Poole, BH15 2AS

Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00-17:00

Salary: £60,000 per annum

Your Duties will Include:

  • Setting and monitoring standards for food safety, integrity, and quality.
  • Developing a culture of food safety awareness and quality among all employees.
  • Actively promote a safety culture within the factory, ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Ensuring that all employees can work within a safe working environment, advocating for a safety culture.
  • Conducting site and procedural audits and accurately documenting them.
  • Ensuring manufacturing procedures and processes are appropriately controlled.
  • Leading process improvement projects and deliver solutions for continuous business improvement.
  • Provide direction and support to the Hygiene team to achieve relevant standards and conform with customer codes of practice.
  • Participate in health, safety and environmental training initiative
  • Accurate cost management using appropriate budget controls
  • Progress and completion of projects on schedule
  • Document HACCP and Integrity plans and ensure teams are informed of these plans
  • Evidence system development and improvement


Your Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Food Science or Technology, or other related biological science degree
  • Advanced Food Hygiene 4, or equivalent, and be Level 4 HACCP certified
  • Experience in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FCMG) sector
  • Extensive knowledge of factory processes
  • Proficiency in communication, fluency in English (oral and written) is essential
  • Proactive attitude towards continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills



  • Online benefits platform
  • Enjoy 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Training and career development
  • Contribute to the community with 2 volunteering days a year
  • Secure your future with our company pension plan


The Compleat Food Group are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.

We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do.

Recruitment Agencies:

We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.