Business Technical Manager

Business Technical Manager

Posted 22 December 2016

Location: Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Job type: Permanent. Full Time.

We are looking for a big hitter for this Senior Technical position – an ambitious and driven individual with bags of food manufacturing experience!

Trewithen Dairy (www.trewithendairy.co.uk) is a very successful, regional dairy supplying the leading retailer, regional retail & hospitality sectors and national bulk ingredient markets, with a mix of brand and private label products. The facility is well invested and operates to high manufacturing and technical standards.

You will be based at our Cornwall site, leading a talented team and working with the senior leadership group. The scope will include the full compliance and standards brief – food safety, quality, customer relationships, health & safety and the corporate social responsibility agenda.

We are looking for a senior technical professional with extensive management experience in the UK food industry. A proven “hands on” and influential leader you will have effectively managed technical functions within fast-paced food manufacturing sites. You’ll be able to demonstrate how you have developed a high-performing technical team that interacts well across all business functions, driving the technical agenda aligned with the overall business strategy.

No two days will be the same in this senior technical position. You will be visible on the factory floor empowering the teams to drive continuous improvements. You’ll be working closely with retailer customers, managing site audits, supporting product launches and working on joint initiatives to improve quality, efficiencies and financial performance. A key focus will be developing and coaching your team through regular reviews, joint action planning and creating a supportive yet challenging working environment.

Suitable candidates will have dairy category experience and a Food Science (or related) degree. You will have built on this knowledge with further training and industry qualifications, keeping abreast of developments within the food sector and technical challenges on the horizon.

This is a high profile Business Technical Manager role with opportunities for further development within the organisation. The business has a great track record in developing its people and retaining its talent. If you want to join a people focused, well invested business producing high quality products, please get in touch to register your interest via dave.broadbent@fmcl.co.uk.