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Technical Manager (PL) - Cardiff

Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical, Logistics / Transport, Manufacturing / Warehouse, Science / Analysis
South Wales
Salary description:
Start Date:
Finsbury Food Group
Job Ref:

Technical Manager
Location: Cardiff - Finsbury Food Group
Work Days: Monday-Friday (37.5 hours a week)
Report to: Site Director
Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

We are excited to be offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced Technical Manager to join Finsbury Food Group. The successful candidate will be joining a new team to help set up a new business in Cardiff. The role will entail putting in place the right systems and processes aligned to the new business and support its growth. As this is a broad standalone role, we’re looking for a Technical Manager that has significant experience across Technical areas such as Quality, Process, Auditing and systems, and training and has a strong desire to be part of a new business. 

Some of the Role Key Accountabilities are:

  • Put in place effective quality systems and processes
  • Manage customer and third-party audits to achieve and maintain accreditation standards
  • Ensure all Technical manufacturing processes comply with relevant internal standards and those set by regulatory authorities.
  • Completing and setting up the monitoring of site individual KPI’s within the technical department
  • Establish and maintain procedures for reporting, investigating, recording and analysing non-conformances and complaints.
  • Act as key contact with customers and potential customers in all technical issues including responses to complaints and delivering a reduction plan to resolve and respond to customer issues and inquiries.
  • Act as a catalyst for change and improvement in performance and quality throughout the business, identifying improvements and solving technical or processing problems as they arise.
  • Provide technical knowledge and support to the introduction of new products, processing methods and manufacturing equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Food Safety, Legality and Quality Systems

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Broad Technical Management experience gained in the food industry and manufacturing
  • Experience of working with big retailers and customers
  • Knowledgeable in regulatory affairs, current legislation, quality systems and retailer standards, compliance and Quality Assurance
  • Team management and supervision across a range of people practices
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Food Science, Microbiology or a related discipline


  • Competent in management customers and audits
  • Experience in managing and implementing change, new ways of working that have led to increased performance and efficiency
  • Strong computer literacy, with good use of Excel and spreadsheets

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong communications skills, that is clear and positive with both internal and external customers
  • Willing to take a flexible approach to work and comfortably work as an individual in order to get the job done
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and has confidence initiating new ideas and change initiatives that support the delivery of performance and goals
  • To be a strong member of the site team, with the ability to develop strong working relationships to enable the team deliver success
  • A strong decision maker who is comfortable making difficult decisions when required
  • Is driven to succeed and work productively in a demanding and pressurised environment, whilst maintaining a positive outlook
  • Sets high standards for quality of work, and able to work in a methodical way in order to achieve goals and KPI’s
  • Takes ownership of delivery of work and is able to manage time and priorities effectively to meet performance deadlines and milestones

Application method: Online @Finsburyfoods/Careers

Selection process: Interview

Closing date: 18th May 2018 4pm

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send us your CV and covering letter

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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