Retail Technical Manager

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£65,000 + benefits
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Ref
FMW16800
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Retail Technical Manager
£65,000 + benefits
London/Herts

This is an exciting role with one of the UK's major food companies, maintaining the quality and safety of own brand products.  This key role encompasses both management of the technical team and management of a designated supply base. You will liaise directly with suppliers, building positive relationships with them and ensuring own-label projects are delivered on time.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the team of Development Food Technologists, coaching and mentoring in food technology
  • Represent the company on external panels and bodies
  • Managing and overseeing all technical aspects
  • Responsibility for technically managing a product category 
  • Work in a strategy role to drive the delivery of the Own Brand range 
  • Implementing and retaining the company’s high technical standards across all categories of Own Brand.
  • Liaising closely with commercial teams to drive change and implement better ways of working.
  • Building strong partnerships with a supply base and develop sustainable sourcing 
  • Develop rigorous benchmarking and performance monitoring processes

Person profile

  • Food Science/Technology degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in the chilled foods industry
  • Management of technical team 
  • Lead Auditor qualified.
  • Profound knowledge of food technology and chilled products.
  • Adaptability within a fast growing company environment.
  • Focus on quality, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • In depth knowledge of food law