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Category Technical Manager - Fresh Foods

Job Title: Category Technical Manager - Fresh Foods
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £70000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94146
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.20791.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 02, 2014 17:20

Job Description

A leading global grocery business is looking for a highly experienced, industry leading technical manager to join their team and provide support and industry expertise in driving their category forward. This role will involve managing and leading a category technical team to deliver innovative, safe, legal, ethical and quality products to customers everyday, along with strategic forward thinking plans to drive the business forward particularly within product sourcing and supplier management. Key elements of the Role: * To lead, coach and motivate through the development of strategy and plans for your team * Develop category technical plans which deliver sustainable supply chains and brand protection * Working cross functionally to build sourcing and supplier plans which deliver the best all round results for the category and the customer * Engaging with suppliers on all technical, strategic, development and operational matters to form great relationships * Continuous review of category technical performance * Using expert industry knowledge to drive innovation and improvements in quality What we are looking for: * Extensive experience in technical and product management roles * Extensive food product experience, ideally within fresh foods, with an ability to operate across different product areas * A successful track record of delivering safe, legal, ethical products to the customer * Working knowledge of the retail/FMCG industry * Experience in line management, coaching and developing a team * Experience in building strategic business plans * An understanding of country and global supply chain processes * Good commercial awareness This is a great opportunity for a highly experienced technical manager to further develop their career in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Our client is offering an extremely competitive package for an excellent candidate. So if you have the experience required then apply today! We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.