Head of Technical

We’re currently recruiting for a Head of Technical at our Bolton (Kearsley) site, your purpose will be to lead the Quality Agenda across the site, ensuring adherence to customer requirements, improve product quality, drive out waste and inefficiency all whilst ensuring there is no impact on product quality, legality or safety.

  •  A Competitive salary & Benefits Package
  • 20 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  •  Pension scheme- contribution matched up to 3%
  • Have pride in what you achieve as a member of a team
  •  Career progression opportunities
  •  Relevant knowledge and experience in a similar FMCG role is desirable

About The Role

  •  Demonstrable knowledge of complex fast moving clean environments (24/7- short life products)
  •  Proven skills in managing and developing a team.
  •  Excellent communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills
  •  A good technical knowledge of supermarkets food safety requirements plus a working knowledge of their systems
  •  Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  •  Good knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques
  • Good communication skills
  •  Team building skills and strong ability to work cross functionally
  •  HACCP Level 4, Food Safety Level 4
  •  Leadership experience 4 years +
  •  Lead Auditor (desirable but not essential)

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Overall governance and assurance of site quality
  •  Create and promote a culture where our people are enabled and empowered every day
  •  Creating and delivering development plan for self and team
  •  Enable succession pathways both up through and across organisation
  •  Enabling team to create and deliver Technical Strategy in line with group strategic direction
  •  Develop high level problem solving capability and facilitation skills throughout the function (to include crisis management)
  •  Responsible for creating Continuous Improvement culture and improvement opportunities for self and team
  •  Creates high performance by role modelling commitment to Operational Performance Management Systems principles
  •  Accountable for implementation and overall governance of end to end Quality Management System
  •  Encourages others to seek out improvement opportunities within the workplace
  •  Utilises all available opportunities, enabling others to improve the way we do things
  •  Collaboratively works with other teams to improve our business
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