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Head of Technical – Food

  • Hybrid, London

Head of Technical – Food
Location – London (2 days/week in the office)

This is a rare opening for a Head Of technical to join a successful food business based in London.

Key accountabilities:

  • Assume responsibility for ensuring the safety, quality, legality, and integrity of a broad range of products
  • Lead and motivate a technical team with a clear development roadmap aimed at transforming them into a high-performing unit. Implement a succession plan to guarantee the upskilling, development, and motivation of all team members
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement, actively shaping the evolution of the food safety and quality management system to proactively mitigate risks associated with products, suppliers, and industry standards

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a one and three-year Technical strategy aligned with the overall business strategy,
    Establish and manage the budget for the Technical team
  • Accountability for maintaining BRC Agents & Brokers grade AA certification and compliance with the standard. Oversee adherence to procedures, regularly inspect records, and uphold a high standard of completion
  • Guide the Technical team in handling complaint investigations and food safety incidents. Chair crisis committee meetings, offering expert advice, exercising sound judgement, maintaining Technical due diligence, and ensuring compliance
  • Provide recommendations to senior management and make confident business decisions on the course of action
  • Take responsibility for approving product safety at gate 2 and supervise the Technical aspects of all New Product Development (NPD) projects, ensuring compliance with procedures and policies
  • Ensure new products are delivered on time, meet safety standards, and are produced at the highest quality
  • Oversee ongoing product and supplier performance, fostering strong relationships with suppliers
  • Leverage product and manufacturing knowledge to identify opportunities for technical innovation and improvement
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