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Head of Technical

England, Suffolk, Newmarket
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16 May 2021

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Head of Technical | Horticulture | Suffolk


Are you an experienced Head of Technical? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client

Our client is an established business that has been operating for over 40 years. They have a great reputation for quality and serve a variety of outlets including retail, garden centres, DIY stores as well as having a significant mail order and export business. Due to retirement, they require a Head of Technical.

About the Job

As Head of Technical, you will lead a small team of seed and print buyers and have responsibility for a multi-million-pound purchasing budget, buying both large and small quantities of several thousand seed varieties each year. You will also be accountable for all aspects of seed and seed packet quality, including the management of an on-site working trial and the provision to marketing departments of new varieties. You and your team will be responsible for the supply of technical product data and statutory legislation covering the marketing and sale of flower, vegetable, and herb seed to the amateur marketplace in the UK. You will be used to operating precisely and accurately in a fast-moving and demanding environment and be adept at working to strict supply chain and manufacturing requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally, you will be working in a technical role within horticulture. You will have a proven track record of working in a Technical Manager position. You will be a strong leader and have experience in managing a team. Experience of technical buying would be advantageous.

How to Apply

These types of role don't come around very often, so if this sounds like you, please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about this exciting role, please contact Luan on 01780 480530 or email


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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