Head of Technical

Closing date for applications: 18th May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Technical to join our business. This role will report to the Head of Operations, having overall responsibility for our Technical Team covering Health and Safety, Quality, Quality Systems, Process and Artwork/Specifications. The successful candidate will be a highly self-motivated, inspirational leader with proven strong technical management experience gained at a senior level within food manufacturing.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the Safety, Legality, Quality and Ethical Integrity of all products produced by the business whilst working closely with the Head of Operations to implement strategy in line with business plans, driving the Technical agenda for the business.
  • Leadership and development of a committed Technical Team over both sites, providing optimum service to both internal and external customers.
  • Working with the site Operations Team, driving technical standards forward and continually improving hygiene, GMP, food safety and compliance standards.
  • Retaining relevant site accreditations and attain others as required.
  • Understanding export requirements and the international product legislative landscape to ensure relevant systems are in place to ensure compliance.
  • To be the voice of authority on technical matters and inspire confidence within other team members. You must lead the way and take ownership of the site from a technical perspective.
  • Playing an active part in site teams working on build projects, complaint investigation, quality failures and people issues.
  • Ensure Health and Safety obligations are met and the Business continues to develop and improve on its policies and approaches
  • Support the Head of Operations on improving manufacturing processes

The successful candidate should possess the following attributes:

  1. Qualifications within a food related subject to at least degree level and an aptitude for manipulating data and solving problems.
  2. Minimum HACCP Level 3 (Level 4 desirable) and preferably BRC Lead auditor qualified. Significant experience working with the BRC standard and a strong knowledge of allergens and Food Legislation. International food legislation, specifically FDA experience would be an advantage.
  3. Significant experience working with a retail customers and understanding of retail codes of practice and their web based systems.
  4. A flexible and proactive approach and attitude.

If you wish to apply for the position please email recruit@jfrenshaw.co.uk for a copy of the full job description and to register your interest/submit your CV.

Closing date for applications is 18th May 2022.

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