Head of Technical

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Central Scotland
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Based in the Scottish region, our client is a leading food processing facility currently looking to recruit a head of Technical for their facility.

Supplying to the major retailers and foodservice, they are looking for someone within the leadership team who will take full responsibility for driving Technical Compliance, including developing the business strategy and executing the delivery.

With a heavy influence on culture change and the development and delivery of the Technical strategy, you will be tasked with meeting the needs of the current and future vision of the group, aligning other functional strategies with this plan.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drive a continuous improvement and process innovation culture within the site technical team, interfacing with the site leadership team.
  • Manage the customer interface with the critical retail
  • Ensure the business is legally compliant in all areas, including hygiene, health, safety and culture.
  • Contribute to and support business improvement projects that significantly contribute to the business's performance and profitability.
  • Lead, develop and coach the technical team to perform their roles effectively and maintain current technical knowledge of changes, challenges, risks, and business issues.


The candidate:

  • You will have a proven track record operating at a senior, strategic level within Quality / Technical roles in food manufacturing or retail;
  • Extensive knowledge of food technology covering a variety of product categories and processes
  • A strong team player and an excellent mentor
  • Experience in dealing with at least one of the top 4 UK retailers is a MUST
  • Multi-site businesses experience within the Technical function
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team leadership, including understanding how to create a strong, effective, and professional


Salary: Competitive

You must be based in and around the Central Belt of Scotland or be able to relocate closer to the site within a reasonable time frame 



With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR

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