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Technical & Sustainability Director

Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client, a category-leading food manufacturer, is looking to appoint a Technical & Sustainability Director; a business-critical appointment tied to their ambitious growth agenda.

The Role

As part of the Executive and reporting to the CEO, the Technical & Sustainability Director will assume strategic accountability for all Technical disciplines, encompassing Quality, Hygiene, Food Safety, Compliance, Product Technology as well as Supplier and Customer Audits.

In conjunction, they will also drive the agenda for ESG & Sustainability. Initially contributing to the creation of the vision and roadmap, the incumbent will then strategically lead the program of activity; working cross-functionally to ensure key objectives are met while representing the business with external stakeholders as required.

Who we're looking for

Professional Background
  • A proven track record operating at a strategic level within a Technical leadership role in food manufacturing
  • Extensive knowledge of food technology covering a variety of product categories and processes
  • Chilled product experience is strongly desirable
  • Experience dealing with the major grocery retailers
  • Ideally multi-site business experience and exposure to international supply chains and markets.

Personal Profile
  • Excellent communicator, culturally aware and strong at inspiring and building teams, directly and indirectly
  • A socially conscious professional with a genuine passion for leading a Sustainability and ESG agenda.
  • A professional who balances inspirational leadership with a scientific and analytical mindset.
  • The ability to think strategically and set robust agendas combined with excellent interpersonal skills with a naturally collaborative and cross-functional approach.
  • An individual who is unfazed by working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and demanding environment.

Due to the potentially high volume of applicants, we apologise in advance for any delay in confirming whether your application has been successful.
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