Head of Technical, South Coast of England

Salary: £90K
Sector: Technical
Location: South Coast of England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Description:
This Head of Technical role will see you working with all the major UK retailers, with further opportunities to progress within this leading food giant which is constantly expanding their operations and sites. You will need to apply your experience within technical and quality, using your leadership skills to succeed and develop. With a strong company culture, they offer extensive training plans and benefits.

1. Quality Control: Implementing and maintaining quality control processes to ensure consistency and excellence in the production of food products.
2. Compliance: Ensuring compliance with food safety regulations, industry standards, and certifications such as HACCP, BRC, and ISO.
3. Team Management: Leading a team of technical professionals, including quality assurance managers, food technologists, and lab technicians.
4. Product Development: Collaborating with the product development team to introduce new products or improve existing ones while ensuring technical feasibility and quality standards.
5. Supplier Management: Overseeing relationships with suppliers to maintain quality raw materials and ingredients for production.
6. Audits and Inspections: Coordinating and managing internal and external audits, inspections, and certifications to uphold quality and safety standards.
7. Continuous Improvement: Identifying opportunities for process improvement, cost reduction, and efficiency enhancement within the technical department.
8. Crisis Management: Developing and implementing contingency plans for food safety incidents or product recalls.

Qualifications:
– Bachelor's or Master's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or a related field.
– Extensive experience in a technical role within the food manufacturing industry, with a proven track record of quality management.
– Strong knowledge of food safety regulations, quality standards, and industry best practices.
– Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
– Certification in food safety (e.g., HACCP, BRC) is highly desirable.

If you are interested to discuss further please send you CV to gareth@drnewitt.com

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