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Head of Food Technical - East Midlands

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
East Midlands
£75000 - £90000 per annum
Closing date
10 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Strategic Technical leadership with a food success story.

In this newly created leadership role, you'll be joining a business like no other. Built on innovation, driven by state-of-the-art technology, designed to support complex processes, the culture here has created passionate teams focussed on delivering quality in a rapidly evolving customer base.

This multi-site role will be responsible for technical strategy covering five locations, led by a site Technical Manager at each. An influential leader, you will need to work closely with most parts of the business, including Operations, Buying, Marketing, Web Development, and Data Science.

Essentially, current legislation and legal knowledge, including the impact of Brexit on raw materials, you'll work closely with Procurement to support buying strategy, supplier auditing, and risk assessment.

Focussed on improvements and the highest quality standards, it will take agile thinking to adapt to the rapid pace of operations here. Your calm approach and specialist knowledge will simplify solutions, communicated clearly across the touchpoints in the business.

This is a business-critical senior management position, where you will need to demonstrate a track record of the following skills and behaviours:
  • Team leadership - leading and shaping a large and growing team
  • Food - passionate about food quality
  • Customer focussed - turn insight into action via customer feedback
  • Commercial - balance customer need with financial acumen
  • Process design - design and implement improved ways of working
  • Collaborative - work closely with and influence other senior leaders within the business
  • Proactive and driven to succeed
  • Welcome challenges, approachable, knowledge sharing
  • Decisive in a crisis, experienced in crisis management
  • CSR experience - understanding its contribution to the brand
  • Understand how Food Technology can support business strategy

This role is all about growth, if you think you can keep pace, send your CV today.

Ref AAN895786

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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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