Technical Director – Food Ingredients – UK Further Information

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Central England


Europe, Middle East and Africa




75,000 - 110,000 GBP per annum + Negotiable


CJ - SCI - JBA - 055


Technical Director – Food Ingredients – UK

Chemicals and Ingredients

Cartwright James have partnered with a major manufacturer of custom Food Ingredients, specialising in producing innovative solutions to Food & Beverage manufacturers worldwide, across a range of product applications including meat and seafood, bakery, sauces and flavour enhancement.

This company is currently searching for an experienced Technical and NPD Director to lead all technical functions at their UK facility.

They are specifically looking for technical talent with a broad range of experience across Food Ingredients and Human Nutrition. If you have led teams of people working across a range of product applications, they’d like to speak to you.

They are a >$300m global company, with offices and are currently enjoying huge growth, especially in Europe, so this is an excellent time to join.

The Role Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading a cross-functional team of 30, including 6 direct reports.
  • Delivering innovative solutions to customer problems using a diverse product portfolio.
  • Designing and executing relevant experiments using European resources.
  • A key member of the European relationship management team, speaking with clients directly as the head of the technical division in the UK.
  • Assist in developing the R&D strategy for Europe, along with the European Technical Director.


  • 10+ years of experience in technical positions within food ingredients, flavours or B2B food industry, preferably across multiple functions and product applications.
  • Relevant degree in Food Technology, Chemistry or similar.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering new products, especially in a B2B environment.
  • Experience working internationally.
  • Experience leading teams of R&D staff.
  • Ability to be office-based in the North or Central England area.

If this position is of interest, please apply with your CV and we will get back in touch to set up an initial discussion.

Cartwright James is a global executive search and selection company based in the UK, providing expert knowledge and bespoke services in the international Chemicals, Medical and Scientific markets. We receive a vast volume of applications for each position, therefore it takes time to assess each candidate. We will be in touch if the candidates experience matches the job requirements.

Job Reference: CJ - SCI - JBA - 055

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