Head Of Technical - Food Industry

  • Job Reference: 1218131841-2
  • Date Posted: 26 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Novus Recruitment
  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: £80,000 to £90,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: bonus, healthcare, pension
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Head of Technical - Food Manufacturing

80-90k plus package - relocation package available

Great opportunity with a long-standing business known for their brand and reputation in their product sector for a Senior Technical Manager to take that next step in their career. Recent growth through a new customer on top of their successes in recent years with a product that everyone puts in their trolley all through the year. Do you want to be influential within a Site leadership team? Do you want to have a technical role which is both internal and externally facing? This role manages a large technical team across Factory Technical and Technical Services and is fundamental to the success of the site. A great opportunity to spread your wings and develop your wider business knowledge and strategic skill set.

What else is involved?

  • Review and build on current technical structures to ensure that the function is ready for 2024 challenges and beyond.
  • Identify succession within the team and assist with development plans continuing the excellent progress made already.
  • Managing Quality, Technical Systems and Hygiene teams across the site and developing their skill sets.
  • Ensure strong technical understanding across the senior management team.
  • To be the technical expert for all external and internal audits.
  • Driving the site to be always audit ready.
  • The main point of contact for technical with the retail customers.
  • Leading projects to drive business initiatives forward from a Technical and Process perspective.
  • Continuous Improvement project involvement.
  • Collaborating closely with the wider technical teams across the Group.
  • Being present and visible in the manufacturing facility to ensure that a team ethos is created.

Joining a management team at an important time in terms of development and progress for the site allows for a real development/career enhancing opportunity. This is a busy site and a great time to join to continue the outstanding work already done by the outgoing incumbent. With Technical expertise in other locations and a strong infrastructure above, there is exceptional knowledge to reach out to.

For this Head of Technical role, the following are essential criteria:

  • Significant food manufacturing experience as a Site Technical Manager or Head of Technical.
  • Solid experience in manufacture for the major UK retailers.
  • Demonstrable motivational management.
  • A real passion for people and evidence of developing Technical Functions.
  • Evidence of leadership and solid team ethics.
  • A strong network across the major retailers leading previous technical projects.

Is 2024 the right time to take a new challenge as Head of Technical? Please get in touch with Novus Recruitment for the next steps.

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