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Head of Technical

True North Talent Limited
c£85,000 - £100,000 + car and benefits
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Head of Technical
Location: Lincolnshire
Salary: £85,000 - £100,000 + car + bonus, pension and healthcare

Role Overview: Reporting to the Group Technical Director, you will drive the Technical and Sustainability agendas across the sites, via the Technical, CSR and NPD Process teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The interface (for Technical and Sustainability) to ensure Technical workstreams are aligned with and delivered against, the strategic central Technical objectives.
  • Direct Management, coaching and development of the factory Technical, NPD and Environmental teams.
  • Overarching management of risk assessments and compliance monitoring audits to deliver customers standards, policies, and required 3rd party audit standards. To proactively work with the sites leadership team to build and embed a continuously improving food safety culture in alignment and collaboration with, the central strategy.
  • To work collaboratively with the procurement team to maintain and deliver robust supply chains.  Supported with a risk assessment process and auditing programme, in line with customer and company requirements
  • To monitor and provide KPI metrics, internally, to our customers and to demonstrate both compliance and continuous improvement, across the division. To be the functional lead in the resolution of Technical incidents.  Ensuring risks are evaluated, controlled and preventative action plans,   communicated to the business and relevant customers, as applicable.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Proven track record for developing, leading and motivating high performing teams.
  • Significant experience across a wide range of different manufacturing business and food categories, supported with both high and low risk experience.
  • Ability to manage incidents coupled with strong diagnostic ability and effective risk management .
  • Extensive supply chain experience across a range of Raw materials and supplying countries.
  • Experience in QA system implementation and development that demonstrates continuous improvement and underpins a Quality Culture.
  • Knowledge of Sustainability industry strategy and the ability to support both internal and external workstreams across this arena.
  • Broad experience gained working with the major retailers and a trusted and earnt reputation for absolute integrity
  • Ability to simultaneously manage numerous strategic projects and workstreams.
  • Degree level qualification in a related discipline supported with relevant Food safety certification

Application Process:

If you're interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided quoting reference ES/TNT/HOT.

True North Talent is recognised as a trusted supplier of permanent, contract and interim recruitment services to the food manufacturing and FMCG industries. Our teams of specialist recruiters operate across Operations/Engineering/Technical/NPD/Supply Chain and Commercial. We may hold your data, as per our privacy policy detailed on our website.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applicants.



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0161 399 1601

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