Technical Manager
to c£50k neg dep exp + benefits

Location: Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Description: Experienced Technical Manager required with relevant qualifications and a strong background in chemistry and raw materials to manage a busy and highly successful niche sector manufacturing environment.

Our client has been established for almost 60 years and are the UK’s leading manufacturer of innovative solutions allied to their niche sector industry and supply throughout the world, and are now seeking to recruit an experienced and proactive Technical Manager to become involved with all technical aspects of the company product range and their manufacture, ensuring consistency in product quality, ongoing development of the company portfolio and both addressing and managing product failures and any quality issues that may arise as part of a professional and committed team. 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will essentially demonstrate previous success gained within a manufacturing technical or laboratory environment and will have attained a degree in Chemistry or similar in a relevant technical discipline. 

Core responsibilities for this varied and challenging role will include (but not be limited to): 

  • Understanding customer specific requirements and providing technical advice as appropriate.
  • Applying technical skills and experience to ensure product quality consistently meets customer expectations and specifications whilst both maintaining and improving process controls that safeguard product quality.
  • Raising and maintaining technical specifications and the associated administration of these documents and being involved in all areas of new and existing product development, as well as providing technical support to the Sales team as required.
  • Reducing quality failures from the technical perspective and assisting in controlling and reducing waste, as well as participating in RCA and investigations of a technical nature onproduction machinery and processes.
  • Dealing with technical aspects of customer complaints such as investigating their validity, consulting with the customer throughout the process and raising and progressing corrective actions before compiling summary reports suitable for both internal and external use.
  • Evaluating raw materials and customer supplied samples and arranging credits in the event of faulty materials having been supplied.
  • Assisting in the management and improvement of the technical department’s quality control responsibilities including quality control of raw material, in process items and finished products, test and everyday trouble shooting on matters of a technical nature.
  • Raising and overseeing trial production runs and reporting the outcomes and investigating product failures, performing RCA and deciding courses of action to be taken with failed materials such as return to supplier, seek concession, rework, re-assign use or scrap, before raising appropriate corrective actions and overseeing the completion of said actions.
  • Management of held stock (Inspection pending, DMRs and RMAs) using the established procedures and working with the team to find ways of utilising held items and where necessary the raising and management of scrap requests.
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory technical issues that may impact upon the business and being involved with audits from customers, suppliers and other recognised bodies as required in addition to responding to compliance enquiries such as ROHS, Composition 65,FSC, UK REACH, conflicts of minerals etc as they may arise.

To be considered for this exceptional Technical Manager opportunity within an established and highly successful operation, in addition to the Chemistry qualifications and proven manufacturing sector management experience, you will need to be flexible to travel on occasions to meet with both customers and suppliers (including overseas travel) and will possess a demonstrable knowledge of raw materials including silicon and manufacturing methods and processes, with knowledge of adhesives, paper and coatings proving distinctly advantageous. You will be a skilled communicator and motivator at all levels with a logical and systematic approach to problem solving as well as being able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. 

Contact the Production Team at Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv in confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.