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Head of Technical

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Food, Fresh Produce

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Luan Harrison

  • Job ref:

    LH 17240

  • Published:

    10 months ago

Head of Role | Technical | Food Retail | Fresh Produce

Salary - Competitive + package

Are you a highly experienced Head of Technical / Technical Director with a background in retail or the retail supply chain within fresh produce? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client

Our client is a leading international, multi-channel retailer with a fantastic reputation for quality. They have a strong high street presence and are a household name. The team is made up of a group of passionate foodies who all pull together to offer the best range of products for their customers. They offer support and development for their people with lots of fantastic progression and growth opportunities. They work closely with their suppliers to form long term relationships, taking costs out of the supply chain, whilst innovating to always add-value to customers. They are very committed to offering sustainable products that are also good for the planet.

About the Role

This is a very exciting time to join this business in a strategic role, as technical lead you will manage the team in the delivery of a high quality safe, stable and legal fresh produce range. Using your experience and knowledge of food and specifically the produce industry, you will develop and deliver a sourcing strategy for the future. This will drive quality and consistency and offer a resilience supply and a world class innovation for the future to drive sales and customer satisfaction.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be working in a Head of Technical or Technical Director role for a retailer or within the fresh produce supply chain. You will play a vital part of transforming the fresh produce category within the business and will need to be able to influence internal and external stakeholders to deliver on this vision. You will understand the different sourcing models and seasonality of the fresh produce sector. You will be driven, ambitious and passionate, possessing strong communication and planning skills.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, you will need to have a strong background in fresh produce. You will need to be a strong people manager to lead and mentor your team.

This role is hybrid but you are required to be in London a minimum of 2 days per week

Application Process

The successful applicant will move through a multi-stage interview process, which can often take a few weeks to complete when accommodating stakeholder's prior commitments.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Luan Harrison on 01780 480 530 or