Greencore Group

Head of UK Technical Services

Expiring today

19 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Mr Robin Mukerjee
Contract Type
Full Time

  • Maintain a strong collaborative relationship with the central purchasing team to ensure the integrity of the supply chain is continuously monitored and maintained so that all products are delivered in line with customer and statutory food safety standards

  • Identify and develop opportunities to deliver the technical supply chain strategy in the most effective way to deliver consistency and technical excellence across the business whilst creating commercial advantage to the Divisions and fully aligning with customer objectives

  • Provide solutions to solve technical supply chain issues in order to deliver business and Customer projects

  • Provide a senior interface with customers, on both business team and joint business planning activities, to deliver exceptional standards of customer service and adherence to customer policies and requirements

  • Represent the Technical function at external research & advisory bodies in order to drive excellence into the technical agendas whilst still achieving business and customer commercial needs

  • Allocate resources to meet and balance needs across Innovation, Governance and Trouble Shooting so that resources are available on an as need basis

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that across the central technical services team employees are kept safe, engaged, developed and delivering their potential

  • Provide professional expertise and direction to the divisional technical teams to support them to develop and deliver the technical strategy and deliver to Greencore Group and Customer standards

Package description

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing c. 11,800 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Technical Services to provide strategic leadership to the central technical function, and guidance to the Manufacturing Units, to ensure that the technical agenda, customer, supply base & business priorities are all aligned and deliver technical excellence which creates a competitive advantage

Main responsibilities

  • Degree in Food Science or related subject or equivalent caliber with appropriate career experience

  • Level 4 HACCP, Level 4 Food Hygiene, Advanced Microbiological training & Level 3 Allergen Management

  • Lead Assessor qualification

  • QMS- design & implementation

  • RCA/ Problem solving- analytical problem solving within strict time constraints

  • Specific Technical requirements – CIP/Thermal processing

  • Project Management experience

  • Experience of managing external contracts- chemical providers, labs, laundry, pest control etc.

  • KPI improvement experience and knowledge experience of Corporate Governance

  • Government Agency experience – EHO/TSO

  • Advanced food legislation and legal knowledge

  • Substantial Technical experience within food industry, including setting Technical strategies

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.

Ideal candidate

  • Competitive salary and package

  • 25 days holiday

  • Pension up to 8% matched

  • Company share save scheme

  • Greencore Qualifications

  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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