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Head of Technical

Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Head of Role | Technical | Food Retail | Fresh Produce

Salary - Competitive + package

Are you a highly experienced Head of Technical / Technical Director with a background in retail or the retail supply chain within fresh produce? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client

Our client is a leading international retailer with a fantastic reputation for quality. They have a strong high street presence and are a household name. The team is made up of a group of passionate foodies who all pull together to offer the best range of products for their customers. They work closely with their suppliers to form long term relationships, taking costs out of the supply chain, whilst innovating to always add value to customers. They are very committed to offering sustainable products that are also good for the planet.

About the Role

This is a very exciting time to join this business in a new and strategic role, as technical lead you will manage the team in the delivery of a high quality safe, stable and legal fresh produce range. Using your experience and knowledge specifically within the produce industry, you will develop and deliver a sourcing strategy for the future. This will drive quality and consistency and offer a resilient supply chain and world-class innovation for the future to drive sales and customer satisfaction.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be working in a Head of Technical or Technical Director role for a retailer or within the fresh produce supply chain. You will play a vital part in transforming the fresh produce category within the business and you will need to be able to influence internal and external stakeholders to deliver on this strategy. You will understand the different sourcing models and seasonality of the fresh produce sector. You will be driven, ambitious and passionate, possessing strong communication and planning skills.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, you will need to have a strong background in fresh produce. You will need to be a strong people manager to lead and mentor your team.

Application Process

The successful applicant will move through a multi-stage interview process, which can often take a few weeks to complete when accommodating stakeholders' prior commitments.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Luan Harrison on 01780 480 530 or


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Graduates and Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Find Us
01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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