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Head of Technical

Zest Recruitment
£110000 - £140000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Closing date
14 May 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you passionate about Technical, Food Innovation and Quality?

Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment? Our multinational client is seeking a visionary Technical Director to lead their leading sites in the UK.

Our clients are dedicated at being the forefront of innovation and drive food solutions for consumers around the globe. With a rich history of culinary excellence and a commitment to sustainability, our clients are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the food industry.

As the Technical Director you will be at the forefront of improvement, ensuring that all products meet the highest standards of quality, safety, and taste. You will lead a talented team of food technologists, Technical Services and Technical Managers, guiding them in the development of new products, Technical implementation and processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Develop and implement technical strategies to drive innovation and growth in the Food-to-Go market.
Lead cross-functional teams to optimise manufacturing processes, improve product quality, and reduce costs.
Collaborate with suppliers and external partners to source high-quality ingredients and packaging materials.
Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, providing insights and recommendations to senior management.

Bachelor's degree in Food Science or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in food manufacturing, with a focus on chilled or food to go.
Proven track record of leading successful product development initiatives.
Strong understanding of food safety standards, quality assurance protocols, and regulatory compliance.
Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.

This role comes with a comprehensive benefits package and has great opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

Please reach out to Scarlett on 01780 483 999 to discuss further or email on

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

Company info
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
Lincolnshire/ Bristol

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