Group Technical Manager - Sittingbourne

Carlton Recruitment
Sittingbourne, Kent
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Technical Manager
up to £90,000

Are you looking for a Management role within a very prestigious company? Do you want to further your career?

If yes, then we have the role for you!

Job Purpose:

  • To work as part of the Senior Executive Team to help devise strategic objectives inline with Company strategy and Customer/Supplier plans
  • To develop and implement a technical strategy and framework which is compliant, meets/exceeds the needs of all stakeholders and aligns to wider business objectives
  • To drive innovation and growth

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement a framework that ensures that food quality and safety systems provide assurance that all products supplied by the company are safe, legal and comply with legislative and customer needs
  • Develop and implement an NPD process that generates genuine opportunity for growth
  • Ensure QC Systems are effective and maintain a commercial focus
  • Ensure appropriate Pre-Season/New Supplier Approval processes are in place within the company procedures
  • Build, develop and maintain skilled technical teams across the companies divisions
  • Analyse data generated from Technical Managers, relating to internal reports and customer feedback
  • Work with external agencies to provide support to the company and associated businesses
  • Align the company with agencies that are policy forming
  • Ensure that risk assessment and supply chain mapping are carried out, providing suitable tools and training for key individuals
  • Design, implement and run a CSR program that satisfies the needs of the business and customers
  • Must be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their job and may be asked to perform other duties, which reasonably correspond to the general character of their job and their level of responsibility

Personal Specification

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a senior technical role, supplying major retailers
  • A recognised qualification relevant to the position
  • Extensive, hands on experience in managing a safe supply base, customers and interfacing at a senior technical level
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, running CSR programs in a multifaceted and global business
  • Understanding of all aspects of product flow, from crop to production through to customer delivery
  • Hands on experience in Ethical Trade and MSA management programs
  • Knowledge of food safety, pesticide & hygiene legislation
  • Knowledge of growing systems and management techniques such as IPM, ICMS, HACCP, BRC, GLOBAL GAP. Additionally, knowledge of SEDEX (ETI Code) is preferable
  • Proven people management and development experience
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence key stakeholders, seeking win-win solutions
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills. Accustomed to working with and interpreting data
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Accustomed to problem solving and working in an organised and structured way to do so
  • Ability to support and train
  • Decisive. Flexible. Resilient. Demonstration of a positive "can-do" attitude
  • IT skills - highly proficient with Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook. Experience working with Navision (desirable)