Head of Technical / Technical Controller

Posted 12th January 2018 (4 days ago)
  • South Wales
  • plus £10k car allowance, bonus & benefits
  • £competitive
  • JP/TC

The Opportunity

Head of Technical / Technical Controller


This food manufacturer has experienced exceptional significant growth in the last few years.

They need a new Technical Controller to spearhead their Technical Department, someone who is aware of the Technical challenges regarding Food Safety in food manufacturing.


Location: South Wales

Salary: £competitive plus £10k car allowance, bonus & benefits


  • Do you want to work for a fast-growing Food Manufacturers with products in most of the major retailers in the UK?
  • Do you have previous Senior Technical Management as a Head of Technical or Technical Controller within food manufacturing, supplying the UK’s leading retailers?
  • Are you up for a challenge?


The Business


  • You won’t see this company’s name in the shopping aisles but they produce retailer label products for most of the major UK grocery retailers.
  • The company has won multiple Own Label awards
  • They are renowned for high quality food products…….which taste great!!!


The Role


  • The role is to lead the Technical department with a team including a Factory Technical Manager, Technical Services Manager, Supply Chain Technical Manager plus a number of indirect reports.
  • Reporting to Managing Director, you will be a key member of the site’s Senior Management team and you will be the key contact for the grocery retail customers at a Senior level.
  • Food Safety is paramount…obviously…this will be your responsibility.




So, it’s assumed that you have high standards and that you can empower a team to drive those standards across the site. In addition to that we need you to display the following:

  • Previous Senior Technical Management (Head of Technical / Technical Controller) experience within a food manufacturing environment.
  • Gravitas and strength of character, able to strongly influence behaviours on site linked to Technical / Quality standards and Food Safety
  • Significant experience of supplying to the leading UK retailers with relationships at a senior level
  • A good awareness of NPD and Process Development, ideally having managed Process Development
  • A stable track record – stayed at places long enough to implement and then review change


What to do next


I’ve got plenty more to tell you about this company. But hopefully, you’ve got a good taste for the role. Hopefully, you’ve got a good idea of if this is the right opportunity for you – or not.


If you want to be considered, then send your CV to john.pollard@silven.co.uk quoting ref JP/TC

You can also call me on 07792 465338.


Write “I read the advert” in there somewhere, and we’ll know you read the whole thing. Bonus points.

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