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Head of Technical

Eden Scott Ltd
North East Scotland
£competitive + Package + Relocation + Accommodation Costs
Closing date
19 Sep 2020
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Job Details

Eden Scott is delighted to be retained by one of Scotland’s leading food manufacturing businesses to assist in the confidential search for an experienced Head of Technical from within the food industry.  

Based in Scotland our client is open to a full relocation package and/or flexible working from home with paid accommodation 2-3 nights a week locally.

Job Purpose:

The role will be to establish and maintain the highest standards of technical and quality management systems to ensure safe legal and compliant products are supplied to customers.

Key Technical Responsibilities:

  • Manage product integrity and major retailer relationships
  • Be an influential member of a cross-functional senior management team.
  • Play a prominent role in the growth, development and reputation of the business.
  • Support and develop established quality and technical teams.
  • Maintain on going successful relationships with demanding customers.
  • Ensure the on-going maintenance of ISO, BRC and other essential food industry credentials at the highest possible levels.
  • Ensure customers quality and technical requirements are achieved for successful product launches.
  • Ensure compliance with mainstream retailer codes of practice.


  • Must be experienced at Head of Technical, Technical Director, Technical Manager level.
  • Degree qualified and experienced in food manufacturing quality and technical management. 
  • Full knowledge of major retailer specification systems as well as experience of HACCP, food safety legislation, ISO, EFSIS, BRC are essential.
  • Hands on experience of good manufacturing practice including traceability systems and allergen control disciplines are expected within career track record. 
  • IT literacy organisational capability and good communication skills for both internal and external customer relations are essential for this role.

Salary & Package:

Senior level salary & package on offer.


Eden Scott is a specialist UK food and drink industry recruiter.

We offer cost effective and high quality recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients within the food & drink industry.

Our clients range from start-ups to multi-national corporations throughout the UK and overseas.

We have an excellent track record of attracting talent from within the UK, Europe and overseas.

Whether you are looking to employ staff on a permanent, temporary or contract basis, please get in touch.

Our services include:

• Advertising design and placement

• Access to a large database of high quality, food and drink candidates

• Management of the full recruitment process

• Support of final interviews and selection

• Executive search campaigns

• Digital marketing

• Assessment centres including Psychometric testing

Contact Us
  • 26 St Andrew Square
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 1AF
  • GB
  • 0131 550 1100
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