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Technical & Food Safety Lead, London

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
3 Mar 2021
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How do you stand out from the crowd?

Setting the benchmark for innovative technical solutions and food safety standards is where you're at. Ahead of the pack, you have your finger on the pulse of the latest food trends and take more than a keen interest in the new kids on the block.

You could be forgiven for thinking this is describing a food innovation role. Not quite. This is about driving Technical innovation, identifying and bringing new suppliers on board, managing the supplier audit program and complaint reduction, leading the way to deliver the highest quality standards and food safety.

An influential and collaborative style will see you supporting product innovation, working effectively with senior stakeholders across NPD and Commercial teams, whilst commercial acumen and budget control will help you to work in tandem, sourcing raw materials to achieve sales and profit targets aligned with the buying strategy.

So where are you now? Ideally, a senior Technical Manager with a high-end food retailer or restaurant group, with a supplier base working to exacting food safety and technical standards will translate well. In addition, a degree in a Food Science related subject with recognised professional accreditation e.g. IFST, MIFST or similar as a minimum is expected, along with ongoing commitment to CPD.

What will really make you stand out from the crowd? Uncompromising technical standards are fundamental. But this role demands much more…packaging trends, the latest manufacturing methods, sustainability, environmental impact, food trends, consumer behaviour… all are on your radar.

When you're one of the senior project leaders working on cutting-edge food innovation launches - which could well become one of the Nation's favourites - needs stand-out qualities.

Send me your CV and let's see where your technical talent will take you.

REF: AAN895778

Tel: +44 (0)1625 560778

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Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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