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Head of Technical

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    North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire

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    Jon McNeish

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    10 months ago

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Are you an experienced and knowledgeable technical professional?

Do you want to work for a market-leading food production company?

Are you an effective communicator who takes pride in your own work?

MacGregor Black is currently working with a leading chilled & frozen food manufacturer, on a strategic search for a Head of Technical. This is a Full-Time permanent role, based in Scunthorpe.

As the Head of Technical, you will develop and lead delivery of a technical strategy for the site that is aligned to the technical strategy and delivers self-managed technical excellence. You will create an industry-leading technical site team that is fit for now and fit for the future. You will also gain 'established authority' with customers by building collaborative, impactful relationships based on integrity and trust.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fully responsible for all technical elements of the factory, ensuring the site operates in line with industry leading standards
  • To deliver a consistent approach to food safety, integrity and product quality across the site by benchmarking, challenging, training and effective auditing
  • Maintain the site's ongoing customer approval status and third-party accreditations with a view to achieving the highest level of compliance
  • Responsible for development and maintaining the sites' reputation for self-managed technical excellence
  • Development and lead delivery of a step-changing technical continuous improvement plan
  • Setting direction, objectives and performance standards for the site technical team
  • Lead the support and development of the Technical team to assist them in realising their potential, ensuring suitable succession plans are in place
  • As a technical expert, actively contribute to the development of the TFC Technical strategy

What are we looking for?

  • Food Science/Technology or other related biological science degree
  • 5 years food industry experience
  • Experience gained in a leadership position - with direct reports
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Working knowledge of BRC Global Standards and other accreditations
  • In-depth knowledge of risk-based food safety and integrity systems, including practical application of risk assessment techniques
  • Category relevant product and process knowledge e.g. thermal processing, microbiology (listeria management) and meat curing
  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a busy work-flow whilst maintaining stakeholder expectations
  • Ability to proactively to lead through critical business challenges
  • Coaching and mentoring skills

You must be: Dedicated, a Team Leader, an Ambassador, a Developer and Customer-Focused.

As an international organisation, our client prides themselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. They are offering a market-competitive salary, complete with pension and rewards schemes, for the right candidate.

If you are ready to make a difference, we would like to hear from you. Get in touch today!