Head of Technical
We will start with the business. They supply Chilled food to the top retailers in the country and also various Food Service organisations. Their product range is diverse and ever growing. They are cash rich! The business has ambitious plans to continue growing their customer base and also their product portfolio.
The management team on site are fresh and highly experienced. Sometimes there is nothing worse than a management team that has been in place for 30 years. This is not the case with this client! They are looking to try different things, the owner wants to continue growing the site and is giving the senior management team on site the autonomy to do so.
As Head of Technical the role will be heavily focussed on a few key areas - Customers, Strategy and Standards. There is a solid Senior QA Manager / Factory Manager in place already and he has a fantastic relationship with everyone within the business. On a day to day basis he is more than capable of running the show which means as the Head of Technical the whole idea of "fire-fighting" will be a thing of the past (hopefully). You will be given ownership and support by the General Manager on site to really raise the bar.
In my mind this role would be fantastic for someone operating at site Technical Manager level or even someone coming from a group position that wants more stability and ownership each day.
Before applying, if you have no experience in Chilled / Multi-component products with experience servicing the major retailers then it is not worth clicking that button. If however, you are a Chilled Technical Manager with a strong retail background and a real hunger to join a business where you can make a huge impact in both the short and long-term then click apply.