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Group Head of Technical - Food

Job Title: Group Head of Technical - Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Executive package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90206
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2012 09:41

Job Description

A rare and exciting opportunity for a Head of Technical has arisen within this pioneering industry leading food manufacturer. With a long heritage this business has been providing the international food industry with market leading food and ingredient solutions. Having experienced a very impressive growth phase in recent years, the business is soon to embark on the launch of a range of branded products to be sold throughout the retail channel. Reporting to an Executive Director you will establish and lead a small highly experienced technical team taking responsibility for the food technical and quality strategy. As an integral part of the senior management you will be the technical face and brain of the organisation and a key contact to major retail customers and multi-national customers. Using your proven technical knowledge and understanding you will design and implement technical procedures inline with the companys, the retailers and the BRC industry standards. Working closely with R&D, Marketing and Operations your remit will include QA, HACCAP, and other manufacturing standards along with all legislative and regulatory compliance issues together with NPD. Degree educated in food science or a related discipline you will be a competent technical manager with a background in food manufacturing ideally having worked within ingredients as well as finished product environments. A strong communicator and influencer you will have managed and lead technical teams through periods of change. You will be resilient with the ability to quickly analyse situations and make educated decisions for improvement of the product and the business. Thoroughly in tune with the manufacturer to retail relationship, you will have existing relationships in place with a number of major retailers. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an entrepreneurial food business who are at the cutting edge of innovation and technology. Whilst at a senior level, this is a hands on role and we are looking for candidates who are willing to take responsibility for the whole of the technical function and who are looking for longevity in their next move.