Technologist (Account/Source)

Location
Spalding
Salary
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
09 Aug 2017
Closes
06 Sep 2017
Ref
HB2807
Contact
Ryan Peters
Function
Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Our client is one of Europe's leading Fresh Produce companies supplying a variety of retail and food service customers across the UK. As a result of a sustained period of growth and success, our client is seeking an experienced Technologist to oversee Technical standards at the source as well working closely with customers to ensure the highest levels of service.

Reporting into the senior Technical Management team this Technologist role is a diverse opportunity that will offer equal amounts of grower and customer related duties. It is an excellent opportunity for an established Technical professional to take the next step in their career in a role that offers ample opportunities and challenges.

Account abilities in this role will include:

*Responsible for the product quality at source.
*Responsible for the process of delivering safe and legal produce to customers.
*Contribute to the category sourcing and procurement plans.
*Responsible for quality and customer throughout the end to end supply chain.
*Developing strong working relationships with Suppliers and Growers
*Maintain and Strengthen customer and client and relationships
*Continuously develop product and quality improvement plans
*Collate and present seasonal and periodic reviews to measure success
*Manage company performance against competitors through customer and supplier feedback

Experience needed for this role:
*Significant demonstrable experience as either an Account or Source Technologist within the Fresh Produce industry
*Excellent communication skills, ideally utilized within a grower or customer facing capacity
*Degree in either Agronomy or Food Sciences would be desirable
*Commercial awareness and negotiation skills
*HACCP or Food Safety trained
*Strong IT and Administrative skills
*Full UK Driving License
*Valid Passport as role will require international travel

If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Ryan Peters at ryan@hendbrown.com or call 07940 005540 for more information.

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