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Head of Technical.




£85,000 - £100,000 + exec package

Job reference: ES/TNT/HOT

Posted about 2 months ago

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Location: Lincolnshire

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.

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