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Senior Product Technologist

Job Title: Senior Product Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94351
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.93780.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 17, 2014 17:39

Job Description

If you are an experienced technologist or technical manager within the produce category and looking to advance your career at pace within a fast moving and stimulating environment this could be the opportunity for you. This role will involve managing a high profile product category of considerable commercial value in all technical matters throughout the whole supply chain. The business has been hugely successful over the past few years and continues to constantly outperform the market. The successful candidate must be confident in leading and driving the highest technical standards to achieve maximum results and driving and delivering change. Key elements of the Role: * Being a guardian of the brand integrity * Managing technical performance within a global supply base * Building strong working relationships with growers, suppliers and third party bodies * Developing strategic sourcing plans * Delivering strategic technical projects which are category and cross category focused * Delivering the category CR agenda * Delivering quality priorities and continuously pushing the boundaries to improve quality standards * Keeping ahead of industry developments and being the product expert for the business What we are looking for: * Experience in a senior technologist or technical manager position within the produce category. Experience in fruit would be highly advantageous * An understanding of global supply chain processes * A successful track record of delivering safe, legal, ethical products to the customer * Working knowledge of the retail/FMCG industry * An ability to operate in a fast paced culture of change * An ability to confidently influence and communicate at very senior levels * A desire to challenge the status quo and constantly seek improvements * A willingness to travel extensively This is a fantastic opportunity for an established and enthusiastic technologist or technical manager to advance their career rapidly and with a fantastic business. Our client is offering an extremely competitive package for an excellent candidate. 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.