Head of Technical
Are you an experienced Senior Technical Manager or Head of Technical looking for a new challenge in an exciting and rapidly growing business?
Have you got proven people management experience and enjoy managing a team?
Accountable for effective management of the technical function, ensuring that the department structure and skills are developed to meet changing business requirements and are fit for the future
Contribute to the development of site strategy in line with appropriate technical policies as IT and other technical solutions evolve
Instil a ‘safety first’ approach within the business to maintain food and product safety at all times.
Identify, own and develop relevant technical policies and procedures and support the cascade and implementation into group operations that ensure the business remains safe and legal at all times.
Manage Quality Management Systems and ensure that due diligence requirements are in place and regularly audited
Own the technical crisis management programme and develop the technical risk register to deliver best practice in compliance
Lead on behalf of the group any product recall situations and investigations on operational related technical matters
Key Skills Required:
A degree qualification in Food Science/technology or related discipline
Level 4 HACCP, Food Safety and Lead Auditor qualifications
Extensive Technical Management Experience of working in food retail or manufacturing sector at senior management level
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
Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate
Experience in writing and embedding policy
In-depth knowledge of food law
This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to take ownership of the role and grow with an exciting company.