Technical Manager

£40,000 to £50,000 depending on experience
Business Area:
Technical/Food Manufacturing/FMCG

Macsween of Edinburgh – “Trust us to be interesting”

Macsween is the world’s leading haggis brand, leading the way in innovation. Our aim is to build our well-established brand in Scotland, throughout the UK and overseas, producing tasty and versatile foods that our consumers will love. We are driven by a commitment to sustainability, technology, quality and the development of the people who work with us, and are now looking for someone to join the team and be part of our growth.

The role

This key role is aimed at an experienced operationally focused Technical Manager. To join us and lead the technical and quality team across the site taking full responsibility for ensuring the compliance, legality, quality and safety during the production process.

As Technical Manager, you will report directly to the Managing Director and will play a key role in implementing and driving the technical strategy for the business.


Key deliverables include:

Team Macsween are full of bright ideas and you will be key to leading the document control function and the quality checks within the factory.  You will play a key role in implementing and driving the technical strategy for the business.

In order to do this, you will need to:

  • Ensuring our full product range manufactured on site is to the agreed customer standards and specifications.
  • Managing the Technical and Quality Standards – maintaining product quality, legality, authenticity and safety.

  • Managing the sites pre-requisite programmes – HACCP, TACCP, Internal Audits, Customer Specifications, NPD, Pest Control, Supplier Approval, Supplier Services, Hygiene and Training.

  • Being responsible for all customer and regulatory site audits whilst engaging and developing relationships – BRC, Customer Audits, SEDEX, Plan A.

  • Ensuring that the site meets all labelling law along with legal compliance of all food directives.

  • Managing staff KPI’s whilst acting as a figurehead for change and improvement and promoting a technical culture across the site

The person

You must have a Technical Management background from within the chilled food sector, have extensive experience in HACCP, quality management systems, retailer experience and ideally be educated to degree level within a food discipline.The type of person that would suit this role will be strong, positive, with role model behavior and be able to respond quickly in a fast moving, challenging environment to deliver solutions. Also be able to drive change throughout the manufacturing environment.



You will also have;

You must have the following:

•    Minimum of five years experience, working within similar roles in the food industry

•    Experience of managing a team and influencing managers and colleagues

•    Strategic knowledge of running a technical team

•    Departmental budget control experience

•    The experience of working with the major retailers and knowledge of internal and external audits



Hours of work – 8.00am – 5.30pm

If you want to be part of a unique brand and prefer to work in a dynamic, supportive, enthusiastic and progressive organisation, please submit your CV and covering letter.

Macsween is an equal opportunities employer.

Working with Team Macsween

We are a family-run business, so working as a team comes naturally to us. We are dedicated to food excellence and a key part of that magic comes from creating and developing a great team.

We work together to deliver incredible levels of quality and customer satisfaction and reward hard work and dedication with a commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff, some very good nights out and plenty of yummy things to try in weekly tasting panels.

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