£Competitive + Car • North West • Extensive Worldwide Travel
Our client is a key player in the retail sector, with growth and innovation central to all they do. Built on a framework of a strong and well-respected brand, underpinned by great people and a network of stores nationwide, they have a history of successful expansion and a substantial market share, with a clear commercial focus ahead.
Working across the food category, encompassing a global supplier base, you’ll enjoy plenty of autonomy in a technically driven role that has a strong focus on new product development, quality and supplier management. Reporting to the Category Manager and working closely with the commercial team, your brief will require the ability to build and develop long term partner relations with some of the world’s major food manufacturers, in order to ensure products achieve 100% rating in terms of quality, safety and compliance – not to forget customer satisfaction.
With a solid knowledge of current food technology and manufacturing developments, you should be a graduate calibre technologist, who can introduce a high level of innovation and expertise to existing technical and quality processes, including cost reduction activities. Also familiar with the NPD process, supplier reviews, BRC standards and relevant legislation, you must have proven experience and a related background, ideally in retail or food manufacturing. The flexibility to travel is essential.