Head of Technical

5 days left

16 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Head of Technical



Our client is a pioneering UK retail business delivering a world class service. They are well established but still growing fast and looking for people with extraordinary motivation, passion and talent to drive the business forward.

The role:

You’ll have responsibility for setting and driving the technical agenda concerning all aspects of the business. You’ll manage technical relationships with UK and international business partners as well as managing and developing the Food Technology team, including Own Brand, Compliance and Non-Food to deliver excellent food safety and quality assurance systems coupled with high brand standards. It will be your responsibility to ensure that all products and processes are safe, legal and of the quality expected by their loyal customer base.


  • Lead, develop and implement the technical strategy
  • Accountable for effective management of the technical function, ensuring that the department structure and skills are developed to meet changing business requirements
  • Support the delivery of new and existing own brand development, providing technical expertise to ensure categories continue to deliver safe and legal products of the quality expected
  • Accountable for ensuring the technical integrity of the sites and compliance of legislative standards
  • Manage Quality Management Systems and ensure that due diligence requirements are in place and regularly audited
  • Working with Operational Management on new site approval
  • Build strong working relationships with strategic partners
  • Represent the company with external bodies

Person Profile

  • A degree qualification in Food Science / technology or related discipline
  • Level 4 HACCP, Food Safety and Lead Auditor qualifications
  • A strong leader, with first class communication skills able to deal with high profile clients in a professional manner
  • Experience of working in food retail or manufacturing sector
  • Track record of managing food industry quality management systems and all aspects of food legislation
  • Proven record of effectively leading and  managing a team
  • Flexible approach and available to travel

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