Group Head of Technical, East England

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Technical
Location: East England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual, with key experience in food manufacturing, to join our client’s business as their Group Head of Technical.
Your job as Group Head of Technical is to support the site manufacturing function to ensure that finished goods fully comply with the product standards, manufacturing specifications and quality management system.
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual with strong Technical management experience from within the food manufacturing industry.

Main Responsibilities
• Ensure that HACCP systems, quality management systems, operating practices and process controls are developed, implemented and adhered, to deliver consistent product and services quality and good manufacturing practice in-line with food safety standards, legislation, regulations and client standards/requirements.
• Maintaining and developing on current BRC accreditation across multiple sites
• Lead, manage, develop, motivate and train the technical staff through effective coaching, meetings, feedback and appraisals in line with the company frameworks
• Provide technical expertise to the company objectives
• Ensure regular technical communication between sites and across company management levels.
• Maintain regular and effective communication with primary authorities and customers as necessary

The Candidate
• Experience and skills:
• Working knowledge of food service, retailer and BRC/ VACCP/TACCP food safety standards
• HACCP Certificate (Level 4 preferable)/ Ideally Advanced Diploma in Food Hygiene
• Strong audit experience/lead auditor certificate preferred
• Proven experience as a strong leader, of developing high performing teams.
• Knowledge of sustainability, environmental, ethical sourcing, ideally within chilled protein manufacturing
Personal Profile
• Strong technical core principles, with a commercial outlook
• Experience in leading teams & team player
• Enthusiastic and positive energy
• Excellent communication at all levels
What’s on offer?
• Senior-level salary/package – DOE
• 25 days holidays + Bank holidays
• Pension, personal health insurance, death in service and more
• Car allowance or company car
If you’re a senior-level technical candidate who can bring value to a multi-site remit, this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Please reach out and Justin from D R Newitt Recruitment will be in contact regarding the vacancy.

Meet your consultant
Justin Reid
justin.reid@drnewitt.com

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