Head of Technical

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Leeds
Salary
Car, bonus, benefits
Posted
06 Jun 2019
Closes
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
HEAD OF TECHNICAL / FOOD BUSINESS / LEEDS / Circa GBP65,000 + CAR / CAR ALLOWANCE + BONUS

OUR CLIENT

Is a leading food manufacturer based in the Leeds area with an impressive portfolio of products. Being part of a large group they strive for high standards (currently they are Tesco Green and BRC A accredited) and they currently require an individual to lead the quality function across two manufacturing sites. To give an indication of the size of the role there will be 3 direct reports and approximately 40 indirect reports covering quality and hygiene for a circa 600 employee, GBP80m turnover business.

THE ROLE

This role covers 2 sites each with a Site Technical Manager responsible for hygiene and functional quality.

To take these 2 key areas in turn:

1) Hygiene - With a Hygiene Manager at each site and approximately 15 hygiene operatives each the Head of Technical will be ultimately responsible for delivery of exemplary hygiene standards, paperwork and direction through the Site Technical Manager at each location.

2) Functional Quality - With a Quality Assurance Manager at each site and a number of Quality Assurance Operatives beneath them again the Head of Technical will be ultimately responsible for paperwork checks and collation, shift quality issues and non-conformances on a day to day basis through the Site Technical Manager at each location.

In addition, there is a third area of responsibility with its own Manager which is a Central Technical team. The Central Technical Manager will report directly to the Head of Technical and manage a small team responsible for Customer complaints, Vendor Assurance, Supplier Assurance, Internal audits and Customer specifications.

THE PERSON

You will be an experienced Quality Manager from the food industry with experience of QA, QC and hygiene. This role maybe a step up which will be considered by the client as long as you have a broad range of Technical experience and the confidence to manage a large team and be the face to both external bodies and customers alike. You will be a good communicator who is pragmatic, commercially minded and able to implement change.

SALARY

Circa GBP65,000 + car / car allowance + bonus