Recruiting for a Technical Manager (October 2018)

 Assured Food Standards 
Technical Manager for Pigs and Poultry 

Red Tractor Assurance was established in 2000 and has grown to become the UK’s largest farm and food standards assurance scheme, covering food safety, traceability, animal health and welfare and environmental protection. The Red Tractor Farm Assurance Schemes cover six sectors: beef and lamb, dairy, pigs, poultry, crops and fresh produce and the Red Tractor logo on the food provides confidence that your food and drink has met our responsible production standards and is traceable back to independently inspected farms. 

A key objective for the Red Tractor team is to develop Red Tractor Assurance into the “flagship for British Food and Farming” using Red Tractor Standards, independent inspection and robust compliance as the key foundations of achieving this. 

The Opportunity 

We are growing our Technical Team and are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, progressive Pig and Poultry Technical Manager, with agriculture or food industry experience, to join us at this exciting time. 

Our ideal candidate 

• Has a degree or equivalent in a relevant agriculture, food related or scientific subject 
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an assurance, agricultural or food technical role. 
• Pig and/or poultry experience is preferred but not essential for the right candidate. 
• Is a self-starter with the confidence and ability to use their own initiative and enjoys working collaboratively with stakeholders across the farm to fork chain 

The Job 

As Red Tractor Technical Manager for Pigs and Poultry you will manage the operational delivery of all aspects of the Red Tractor Technical Strategy and Business plan for the pig and poultry sectors, with an emphasis on food safety, animal health and welfare and protecting the environment. 

Our standards are the beating heart of Red Tractor and as you will work with industry experts and practitioners, our Technical Advisory Committees and Sector Boards to develop standards that ensure Red Tractor poultry and pig farmers produce safe, traceable food that is farmed with care. 

Key Accountabilities 

• Manage Red Tractor pig and poultry standards providing technical expertise and recommended direction for standards development. 
• Work with a wide range of stakeholders, with differing views, and influence to get the best result for Red Tractor Standards, balancing on-farm practicality with consumer expectations. 
• Deliver Red Tractor Technical Business Plan and Strategy on time and to a high standard. 
• Proactively engage with Certification Bodies to drive the Red Tractor Agenda. 
• Provide technical expertise to Marketing and Communication Teams. 

Further Information 
This job is based at our Lavington Street Office in London. 
Closing Date for Applications 20th October 2018 
Please send an up to date CV and covering letter to Sue Lockhart at [email protected] 

Assured Food Standards 
5-11 Lavington Street 
London, SE1 0NZ 
Contact us Beef, Lamb, Dairy, Livestock Transport, Livestock Market & Collection Centres, Meat Processing, Combinable Crops, Fresh Produce, Pigs, Poultry, Safe Haven and Cold Crush