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Food Skills Manager

Posted 19 September by Lantra Ended

Food Skills Manager
Builth Wells, Powys
£32,000 - £35,000 pro rata Depending on Skills and Experience

Lantra is a successful commercially focused charity, providing high quality training and qualification products for skills and workforce development in land-based industries. With a staff of over ninety people and a turnover of £7m, we up-skill more than 85,000 people each year and work with businesses and other stakeholders to create innovative skills solutions.

Now, we’re looking for a Food Skills Manager to join us on an initial contract until April 1st, with a four year delivery extension.

If you are a food processing of food supply chain professional looking for an exciting challenge, this is the ideal role in which to progress your career and make a huge difference to the future of the Wales food and drink sector.

You’ll be joining an incredible organisation that supports skills development right across the UK and is involved in an amazing array of projects and initiatives. So, if you would like to play a vital role in an upcoming, exciting project, this is the role for you.

As the Food Skills Manager, you will be tasked with developing a food skills programme for Wales in time for a launch on April 1st, 2018.

Specifically, once funding has been secured on April 1st, you will take responsibility for the overall delivery of the Food Skills Cymru Programme. You will seek to achieve all targets within the specified timeframe and budgets as set out within the Food Skills Cymru contract.

You’ll be a key driver of results for the contract, selecting, recruiting and servicing regular Food Skills Cymru Steering Group meetings. You’ll support the flow of data between the project and the Welsh Government and third parties and complete effective monthly monitoring and reporting of financial and physical outputs.

Additionally, you will:

- Champion training and upskilling within the Food and Drink sector as a driver for productivity and growth
- Act as a conduit for communications between Lantra and the Welsh Government and other stakeholder parties
- Provide support to the National Director
- Recruit and manage a delivery team as required

Interested? If so, you will need:

- Previous experience of working within Food Processing or Food Supply Chain
- A Degree (or equivalent) in Food or a Science based topic

A leader with great problem solving skills, the Food Skills Manager will take a flexible approach towards work and will be comfortable building effective relationships and partnerships.

Experience of working with Project Steering Groups would be beneficial to your application. Welsh language skills would also be beneficial.

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Additional Keywords: Food Skills Manager, Food Skills Project Manager, Food Skills Programme Manager, Food Processing Manager, Food Development Manager, Supply Chain Manager, FMCG Supply Chain Manager, Ingredients Supply Chain Manager.

Reference: 33343629

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