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Head of Technical

Zest Recruitment
Closing date
21 May 2024

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A new opportunity with a business who have a strong stance in the food industry, they have an exciting opportunity available taking the lead within the technical and food safety discipline of the business.

More than just technical you'll be the face of the department and with your personable approach, commercial acumen and high standards promoting their food safety and quality conscious culture.

You'll be an advocate of bringing teams together, maintaining and building customer relationships, champion of continuous improvement and of course passionate about food safety!

With the variety on a day to day basis within the food industry and especially Technical it is an exciting, sometimes challenging and busy department where no two days are the same.

You will be will be a strong leader with an approachable manner, solid technical and commercial acumen with confident communication skills and the technical interface for the site to the customer.

You skills and knowledge will add value and a real asset to the dynamics of the company.

Schedule and conduct Food Safety, HACCP Meetings
Overall responsibility for all tasks on BRC standards, Food Safety and third party accreditation
Manage pre-requisites for third party audits including facilities, staff training and compliance
Key contact for customer and suppliers for quality issues
Leader of the HACCP and Food Defence Team and maintain awareness of legislation with regards to the produces
Effective management and trending of internal audits, non-conformances, investigations and close out
Management of the QMS, delivering high standards of food safety and customer service
Delivering results within a set timescale and a champion of continuous improvement

Experience of the UK food manufacturing market plus audits such as BRC and third parties.
Intermediate or Advanced HACCP and a Food or Science related degree level will be desirable

If you wish to apply for apply and seize this great opportunity then click apply - alternatively you can send through your C.V to or phone 01780 483 999.

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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