Head of Technical - High Care Food Manufacturing - Worcestershire, South Birmingham - £50k to £60k DOE.
If you are looking for a career with a big corporate this is not for you! The business is a very successful SME with a genuine family feel to it. The site processes, packages and supplies ready to eat proteins predominantly to the premium end of the retail market. The last 10 years have been extremely successful with the business now turning over in the region of £100m with expected growth of 10% to 15% over the next year.
We have a team of around 12 in our Technical function which you will lead to being a world class function inspiring confidence in the retail partners. This is very much a client facing role, we are seeking applicants with strong commercial acumen, all good Technical leaders will know that a solid Technical function sells the products and retains customer orders.
The business has a very strong NPD team on site constantly innovating in new product offerings and the Technical function will support this and customer relationships in addition to ensuring compliance in all areas across regulatory food safety. You will be ultimately responsible for ensuring the site meets the highest levels of standards across BRC through the setting of robust policies and practices, a solid QMS and then ensuring compliance through regular internal auditing. The site is a high care production environment consisting of a combination of automation and manual product assembly and packaging. Experience of high care environments would be essential in this role.
The purpose of the function is to address and reduce customer complaints, ensure regulatory compliance and develop an effective and productive Technical team while developing strong customer relationships. Applicants suitable for the position will have experience of all of this, the question is are you the right person for successful SME with no plans to become a huge corporate animal?
For this role we are looking for ideally a degree educated candidate in a relevant subject such as food science or similar. We would also expect you to be trained to a high level in food hygiene, HACCP, internal auditing and similar.
For ore information, a confidential open discussion or to apply please click the apply now button to submit your CV to Jonathan Lee Recruitment.