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Head of Technical

15/04/24 Down Neg

Permanent full-time

Are you passionate about ensuring the safety, quality, and authenticity of food products? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a meaningful impact? We're seeking a talented individual to join our team as the Head of Technical and Compliance.


As the Head of Technical and Compliance, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring that our manufacturing sites produce safe, legal, sustainable, and high-quality foods to specification. Your responsibilities will encompass maintaining standards in budget control, health and safety, and customer satisfaction.


Working closely with departments such as Operations, NPD, Logistics, Procurement, and Sales Orders, you'll provide a holistic service to both our internal teams and external customers. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving excellence across all aspects of our food production processes.


Head of Technical and Compliance Duties:

  • Retailer and BRCGS Audit Management.
  • Food Specific Legal compliance.
  • Compliance to customer requirements and standards.
  • Service Supplier Management.
  • Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety standards across all sites.
  • Facilitate the day-to-day Technical Management of ingredient approval, food production and distribution.
  • Lead the HACCP Team.
  • Management of a large multidisciplinary team within the Technical and Compliance Department.
  • Lead the Technical and Compliance Function to ensure they are engaged and high performing with a focus on problem solving and teamwork.
  • Manage the resolution and close out of issues / incidents which have been escalated.
  • Identify and implement Best Practice within the Technical and Compliance function to help facilitate business improvements.
  • Accountable for ensuring that new products and processes are introduced to site that are safe, legal and compliant with customer requirements and on time.
  • Work closely with the Operations team to achieve best results for food safety and efficiency.
  • Ensure all product specifications are continually reviewed and in line with customer requirements, agreed brand standards, operational capabilities and agreed cost standards.
  • Drive Lean Manufacture, standardisation, and continuous improvement across the Technical and Compliance team.
  • Work closely with and facilitate the Business Support and IT functions of the site to introduce Digital transformation to Technical administration.
  • Contribute to the culture team and help to create an environment where we retain our teams and nurture them to be the best versions of themselves at work.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience leading multidisciplinary technical teams in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in effective BRCGS and Retailer Audit management.
  • Effective and proven project management skills.
  • Strong people and time management skills.
  • Firm decision making.


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Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Bourke at or call 018788240 for more information.

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