Technical Director, Lincolnshire
Location: East Midlands
County / State: Lincolnshire
Job type: Permanent
Consultant: Dave Broadbent
Start date: Asap
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per annum plus relocation, car allowance and benefits
A hands-on and energetic food industry professional is required to take on the challenging role of Technical Director in this growing food company.
This Technical Director role will be a part of the senior leadership at a food manufacturer supplying a range of snack products to the major retailers. Manufacturing branded, own-label and products under license this company has seen growth in both its product range and customer base and is now in need of someone develop the Technical function in line with the company's position in the market. With the increased focus on Technical capabilities across the food industry, a stronger and more effective approach to ensuring food integrity is maintained is paramount.
The Technical Director will take responsibility for all areas of product quality and food safety across two sites and have the autonomy to shape the department as they see fit. Overseeing teams responsible for external issues such as raw materials and the internal quality team as well as hygiene you will be managing a team or approximately 20. Reporting to the Managing Director of the business your opinions and suggestions will be listened to at the highest level.
Key areas this role will address are:
- the reorganisation of the Technical function into a more coherent and effective department
- measurement, reporting and improvement of KPI's to improve audit scores; developing the foundations of an audit ready site
- Improving management processes to ensure a more consistent product and becoming a product expert managing customer relations and being a credible and trusted partner
The person we are looking for will be a hands on and enthusiastic Technical professional who will thrive on the challenge of building a strong department. Current systems may not match the level this person will come from and so they must be comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and developing their own systems and procedures. Though this product range is ambient, a background in the chilled food sector would provide the understanding needed and experience with retailers such as M&S, Tesco and Waitrose would provide ideal exposure to the customer codes of practices required.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone to step up into a senior management position and prove their capabilities. Relocation assistance may be offered for the right candidate.
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