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Food Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
Closing date
14 Jun 2021
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Our client, a world renowned Food Manufacturer based in Leicestershire, is looking for a Food Technologist with a strong scientific background to join their Operations Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving product improvements through the investigation and development of new and current processes and technologies. They will need to have the ability to apply the principles of Food Microbiology, Chemistry and Food Engineering, through experience gained operationally, to ensure the production of a consistently high-quality product.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Identifying knowledge gaps within the company and setting up projects to fill those gaps, developing and nurturing an ethos of continuous improvement
  • Implementing beneficial process and change
  • Reviewing, evaluating and providing improvement options and solutions to the manufacturing process
  • Maintaining a high product quality in accordance with quality standards
  • Setting up a process performance monitoring system
  • Auditing and troubleshooting on installed production equipment and lines to offer preferred future solutions for improved productivity and quality
  • Data analysis of process parameters and product quality to look for improvement trends
  • Reporting problems or issues as they arise, which may impact on product quality or production activities
  • Working with NPD to develop the product and meet customer requirements
  • Assisting in the effective implementation of company quality and environmental objectives

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Degree qualified in a Science discipline, or relevant experience in a similar role within Complex (High Care) Food Manufacturing
  • Must have a scientific (Micro and Chemical) background within food
  • Experience leading multifunctional teams including projects
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ideally, a certificate in Advanced Food Hygiene
  • IT skills specifically in Excel, Word and Data base management /development
  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks and deadlines
  • Understanding of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)          
  • Knowledge of Quality and Compliance Systems
  • Data analysis / statistics interpretation

The Company:

  • Well established, fast growing Complex Food Manufacturer
  • Producing delicious products using expertise alongside innovative techniques
  • Large well invested site with plans for continued development
  • Award-winning products

The working hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business, and the salary is £Competitive.

If you have the above experience and are ambitious, driven and passionate about making improvements which lead to visible financial results, then please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4534 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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