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Technical Director

19/02/20 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

My client, an extremely successful and rapidly expanding food business in Dublin is seeking a Head of Technical for its ever-growing portfolio of products. With a strong presence in both the domestic and international market, this is a fantastic opportunity to have a real strategic input into the business and its future direction.

The ideal candidate will have excellent Technical knowledge and NPD experience, a strong Commercial acumen and the ability to develop and execute strategic plans.

A very competitive, negotiable salary plus excellent benefits including a bonus and pension is on offer.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the technical department in order to ensure that the highest quality standards are met
  • To ensure that the company continues to develop business through commercial understanding, new product development and research
  • Work with commercial function providing technical support with the mutual idea of building strong and continued customers relationships
  • Promote innovation and work with the management team to continue to drive a profitable and sustainable business
  • Become the lead process expert and to be the driver of process improvements and assist with equipment selection
  • Liaise with new and existing suppliers to ensure that they meet changing requirements
  • To ensure that all product leaving the factory is of the highest quality
  • To ensure that the plant and factory is maintained at the highest level of hygiene
  • Responsible for all standards and accreditations within the business and manage the Quality and NPD team
  • Work with Operations in terms of all new projects – improved working methods, plant layouts, improved plant features, the introduction of new machinery, lines etc.
  • Source and recruit staff to maximise the skill base, promoting good relations
  • Undertake relevant technical projects as required by the business

Skills & experience required:

  • Senior Technical Experience within food, drinks, FMCG or equivalent sectors
  • Strong people management skills with 4+ years of experience
  • Personal pride and confidence to carry out the job particularly the ability to make decisions
  • Passion for food and excitement for bringing viable ideas to life
  • Self-motivated, conscientious with excellent organisational ability

Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at brona@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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