Technical Head

  • Location
    Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary
    £ 190 - £ 210 / Daily
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Food, Drink & Tobacco
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference
    JN-052018-6510

I have a fantastic opportunity for a Technical Head to join a major FMCG company based in Maidenhead. The purpose of this job is to lead the technical delivery of a product section covering all aspects of the R&D function from product innovation through to Q&FS management. Working in a dynamic and agile environment in a cross functional team you will be connected to the delivery of the business results gaining business acumen, external perspective and experiencing an agile environment.


£190 - £210 per day


Full time


Currently working from home


On-site parking


The Role:



  • Responsible for all Technical and Quality aspects of this category in the business.

  • Lead the category to create & deliver creative solutions for new products & packs, working with our co-manufacturing partners.

  • Deliver & maintain EMQM and other Quality initiatives into the category.

  • Ensure technical factory audits take place for our contract manufacturers, ensuring the expertise & capability exists to manage & produce products.

  • Own all technical documentation for existing products and ensure these are agreed, updated as necessary and communicated to suppliers, using negotiation skills if necessary.

  • Keep abreast of industry, consumer and technology trends as well as the activity of competitors, while ensuring that these insights are incorporated in to the development of a superior product offering

  • On non-conformance & issues resolution, act as the technical point of contact between this site and the factories.

  • Promptly deal with the factories to solve any technical issues which impact on quality, cost or our ability to supply.


The Person:



  • Science Degree with a background/experience in food manufacturing/quality

  • Preferably audit experience.

  • Great project management skills

  • Food manufacturing knowledge/experience

  • Food Safety Management Programme and Standards (including GMP, GHP, HACCP, allergens)

  • Reactive and proactive risk management

  • Lead auditor experience (ideally with qualification)

  • Stakeholder management











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Please apply with your CV to: Jade Dunn