Technical Manager - Permanent or 12 month contract

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
10 May 2018
10 Jun 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

This highly recognised and distinguished food business work tirelessly to deliver excellent quality products with a difference, and they’re now seeking an experienced Technical mastermind to drive the technical agenda.

The role

You will play a key part in implementing and retaining the company’s high technical standards across their dairy category, as you manage and oversee all technical aspects from farm to shelf liaising closely with commercial and procurement teams to drive change and implement better ways of working. You’ll play an instrumental role in developing a long term strategy with suppliers for product sustainability and sourcing products that will deliver consistently high quality with a competitive edge.

You’ll employ a collaborative approach and build strong partnerships with a local and global supply base, revolutionising current sourcing methods to add value whilst retaining key company values for sustainability and quality. You’ll also develop rigorous benchmarking and performance monitoring processes, ensuring the highest quality levels across the business to exceed customer and stakeholder expectations.

As the product champion for the business you will work cross-functionally to communicate changes to technical processes and promote market leading levels of service throughout the company. Up to date with the latest food legislation requirements you’ll use your industry knowledge to drive the technical agenda, following up on any issues and resolving areas of potential risk to guarantee only the best products for your customers.

The Person

We are looking for a commercially-focussed Technical Manager with a Food Science background, a flair for technical innovation and extensive experience of working within food retail or manufacturing, specifically in a chilled dairy product category. You’ll have acquired a proven track record of successfully liaising with supply partners where you have helped to develop sourcing systems and procurement processes. You'll also need an exceptional working knowledge of technical standards including HACCP, quality management and food safety.

Outstanding communication, influencing and relationship building skills are essential as you’ll be liaising with supply and commercial contacts at all business levels to successfully manage and drive positive changes in order to deliver award winning products. You’ll also have first rate project management skills and the resilience to persevere with challenges in order to form and deliver a world class strategy for this prominent company.

So if you’re open to travel and passionate about delivering high quality and sustainability for a fast moving product sector then this could be the perfect role for you. Apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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