Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
£40 - £43k per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2021

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our Client, a leading Chilled Prepared Foods Manufacturer is looking for an individual to develop into a Technical Manager.  This is an ideal role for someone looking to step up from a Site Quality Manager role into a Technical Management role.  The position will have 2 key areas of ownership, Technical Lead for a manufacturing facility and building Technical Manager experience and ownership in a category relating to the wider range.

Responsibilities will also include :

  • Leading site audits by customers, BRC, local and central government agencies or similar bodies. This will also include Internal Audits – taking the necessary corrective action where required.
  • Logging, investigating and following up on all customer complaints and resolving internally/externally as required.
  • Ensuring regular product shelf life / surveillance testing is carried out and conducting all product trials, organoleptic and microbiological testing.
  • Management of raw material / product specifications and relevant databases for the manufacturing facility and one wider category within the business range.
  • Managing a Production Quality Assurance Coordinator and developing the skills and training of the frontline employees

Skills / Experience needed:

  • Demonstrable experience gained within the FMCG industry at Quality Manager / Technologist level 
  • Experience of managing food safety, quality & legality in a high care / high risk environment with knowledge of fresh produce
  • HACCP level 3 or above
  • Ability to manage, coach, support and develop direct reports
  • Customer focused and solutions driven
  • Experienced in maintaining Quality Management Systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of all relevant food safety legislation (desirable)
  • Experience of auditing high care / high risk food premises (desirable)
  • Potential to develop into full Technical Manager

The Company:

  • Part of global group – leaders in their field
  • Core values are Integrity, Inclusiveness, Excellence, Teamwork and Responsibility
  • Their award winning chefs work in partnership with some of the biggest names on the high street to create recipes that deliver quality and consistency as they scale.
  • Customers include Large Pub Chains / Restaurants and Food Service Customers

Our client has a passion for excellence and is looking for individuals who are keen to drive their future success with fresh thinking and solid work ethics. In return they offer a competitive salary of £41 - £43k plus a car or car allowance and staff benefits, with the chance to develop your career.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4529  with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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