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Head of Technical (Food)

Post Date: 12/03/2019
End Date:  12/14/2022
Recruiter: GBR Recruitment Limited
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire Yorkshire & Humber
Job category: Production & Manufacturing
Employment type: Any ,
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Head of Technical (Food)
Job reference: 1344011265

GBR Recruitment are working in partnership with a well-established progressive chilled & frozen food manufacturer, recruiting for a highly experienced degree qualified Head of Technical / Technical Controller to implement & drive forward the business from a Technical, Quality & Hygiene perspective. You will have full autonomy for all things Technical across this low & high care high volume facility. You will be a key stakeholder, who can effectively engage with senior managers, directors, customers, suppliers and other departments promoting high level Technical processes within a world class manufacturing facility. As the Head of Technical you will be a strong leader, who is calm under pressure & who can mentor coach & develop the Technical team to be the very best they can be. The Role: As Head of Technical you will report into the Site Director, you will have full responsibility of the Quality, Technical & Hygiene teams on site, driving and championing the sites technical strategy as well as dealing with operational matters too. You will ensure the teams are correctly skilled to be successful in ensuring product quality and adherence to the retail customers specifications. You will effectively and successfully lead the technical function for the site ensuring legislative compliance to food safety is met, making sure procedures are in place to manage food hygiene, safety and quality systems e.g. HACCP, GMP. Making sure technical activities on site are robustly structured and managed to comply with relevant industry standards and all associated retailer codes of practice. You will engage directly with the companies key retailer customers, establishing clear and timely communication, making decisions based on sound evidence/judgement and maintaining a positive attitude to get all issues resolved. You will also engage directly with the regulators. Skills, Experience & Qualifications: An experienced Head of Technical, Technical Controller or Technical Director with a background within a a fast-paced, chilled & frozen food manufacturing environment Customer focused and commercially aware The scope to influence at all levels internally & externally Strong man-management experience with the ability to direct, lead & engage others Strategist & Operational expert Food Science degree (desirable) Food safety and hygiene qualifications Employee Benefits: Company Car Additional Bonus Scheme (% Scheme) Holidays Pension Healthcare This role is commutable from: Gainsborough, Brigg, Brough, Doncaster, Goole, Lincoln, Pontefract, Louth, Immingham, Horncastle, Market Rasen, Wragby, Caistor, Retford, Rotherham, Sheffield, Worksop, Leeds, Barnsley, Wakefield, Chesterfield, Selby, York, Scampton, Scunthorpe, Hull, Grimsby & other areas of Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

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