Director of Technical Services

Up to £80,000 + car + benefits
15 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Director of Technical Services
Up to £80,000 + car + benefits

With a firm belief that core principles drive their success as a leading food service business in the UK, our client believes in putting the customer first with unparalleled service. They put their confidence into food innovation to provide great food but above all the key ingredient is success in their own team.     Every member plays an essential part in the journey from kitchen to customer, none more so than the Director of Technical Services. 

The role has full responsibility for setting a technical strategy for the UK business. Leading a large and diverse technical team, the remit also oversees the cross functional relationship strategy as well as acting as ambassador for the business with key customers. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for ensuring the technical integrity of the Technical Services function ensuring compliance to business, customer and legislative standards
  • Ensuring the safety, legality and quality of all product procured
  • Ensuring the accuracy of data captured and transmitted
  • Ensure delivery of new and existing own brand development, providing technical expertise to ensure categories continue to offer safe and legal products of the quality expected
  • Build strong working relationships essential for effective operation of a centrally based Technical department
  • Continued development and effective operation of the Technical Services Quality Management System including associated accreditations
  • Successful, organised, timely and diligent routine project management including representing the Technical Services Team on Executive and Operational Steering Groups as required
  • Leadership when needed and appropriate in dealing with critical product issues 
  • Team management, motivation and engagement with a focus on professional and personal development
  • Contributions to external trade, regulatory and professional associations
  • Ensure departmental compliance with the Company Health & Safety Policy
  • Driving the sustainability, food nutrition and food policy strategy
  • Budgetary control, both cost and income
  • Ambassador for the company on food technical issues 

Person Profile

  • A degree qualification in Food Science / technology or related discipline
  • Ideally level 4 HACCP, Food Safety and Lead Auditor qualifications
  • Experience of working in wholesale, retail or foodservice
  • Knowledge of European and UK legislation
  • Proven track record of effectively leading, motivating and managing a large team
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Experienced in data and project management
  • Strong drive but adaptable ensuring deliverables are met efficiently and effectively.
  • Influencing skills with the ability to challenge senior managers
  • Good stakeholder management and organisation skills
  • Commercial awareness and understanding to identify and maximise opportunities

REF: FM18061

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