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Head of Technical, 6 - 9mths FTC, Food, West Midlands

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
West Midlands
£65000 - £75000 per annum + (Pro Rata)
Closing date
20 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

If you are an experienced Head of Technical in the food industry looking for your next challenge, please get in touch.

My client is a leading chilled food manufacturing company who is looking for an experienced Head of Technical to join them on a 6-9 month contract, to cover maternity leave.

You will form part of the leadership team and report into the MD. You will be responsible for leading the Technical and Hygiene teams to ensure that products are manufactured to meet the food safety and quality standards required both by law and by their customers through verification of standards. The successful professional will be a natural leader who is experienced at managing and developing people and have quality at the forefront of everything you do. Driving technical standards and governance in line with best practice. A confidant communicator you will be experienced at managing third-party relationships and accreditations.

So, if you are an experienced Head of Technical looking for your next challenge in a fast-paced environment, then get in contact with me. To apply you will need to be a personable individual with excellent people management skills to enable continuity for the technical department.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Broad experience gained from working in the chilled food industry
  • Detailed knowledge of the major retailers and the technical standards required by them, as well as HACCP, auditing, BRC etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of third-party accreditation standards
  • Customer and supplier engagement
  • Experience of working and achieving results cross-functionally in a Continuous Improvement culture




Personal Qualities & Attributes




  • Strong communication, organisation, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • A tenacious nature in order to ensure that all areas of the business adhere to QA systems and procedures
  • Work in partnership with Production and Commercial colleagues in a business development context to ensure sufficient planning and consideration is given to food safety, quality, and legality when introducing new SKUs or seeking new business
  • Excellent communication, team working and leadership skills


Apply now.

REF. NCM46122



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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