Factory Technical Manager

£55,000 per annum

At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create tasting food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’. We pride ourselves on being a business that gives equal emphasis to HOW we operate as well as the financial results we achieve.

Our 3,500 (and growing) fantastic people are what make this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands, which include Wall’s Pastry, Squeaky Bean and Unearthed. 

We have an amazing opportunity for a Factory Technical Manager to join our site in Crewe:

Factory Technical Manager

The main purpose of this role is Delivering the business and technical strategy for each customer, whilst driving quality and food safety through a collaborative approach, utilising quality improvement plans involving all key stakeholders (internal and external).  

Key Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities 

  • Delivering excellence in technical customer management and ensuring compliance with client expectations and management.
  • Manage the factory technical team on a day-to-day basis, delivering excellent factory standards, driving continuous factory and technical improvements.
  • Deliver technical plans for the site that demonstrate the delivery of the retailers’ requirements and the Compleat food Groups requirements.
  • Develop cross functional relationships at site and group level to encourage joined up working, ensuring all functions are aware of technical activity.
  • Set clear SMART objectives for technical function/team with regular reviews.
  • Working cross functionally within the SLT, wider organisation, account, and site departments to deliver safe, legal, and high-quality products.
  • Effective use of data to manage site performance, with accuracy to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Develop, manage, and improve customer joint quality plans.
  • Assist/Manage customer visits/audits/launches.
  • Maintain high audit accreditation/results.
  • Support in product process and design from a technical perspective.
  • Any additional reasonable technical requests.


  • Free vend products
  • Free parking
  • 2 volunteering days a year
  • Company Pension


Knowledge, Skills and Experience  

  • Strong technical acumen.
  • Previous technical management experience in similar environment.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • people management skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written including strong influencing skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Sound knowledge of food science and good understanding of UK and European regulation and legislation.
  • Knowledge of retailer COP’s.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications, specifications systems and raw material management systems.