Site Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
West Sussex
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, an innovative Food Manufacturer based in West Sussex, is looking for a Site Technical Manager. The successful candidate will embrace the Company’s values of safety, quality, service and cost, and work as part of the team to guide and promote the highest food safety and quality standards.

As a key member of the Technical Team, you will be assisting and driving the Company’s reputation for first-class Technical credibility with its customers whilst motivating and helping develop a highly effective technical team. 

Reporting to the Head of Technical, key responsibilities are as follows:

  • First point of contact and full technical lead ensuring all customer requirements, due diligence, finished product quality, legality and food safety are met at all times.
  • Providing performance information data such as customer KPI and Internal KPI reports to the relevant departments.
  • Acting as the customer's liaison point for key technical reviews related to the quality management system.
  • Managing the site HACCP team and ensure appropriate training for all members.
  • Leading the deployment and use of the quality management system to document and govern processes and develop the internal audit system.
  • Ensuring the site is audit & visit ready at all times, leading 3rd party site audits ensuring non-conformances are actioned in a timely manner.
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance to the company, team members and other parties.
  • Leading on the weekly site technical meetings and ensuring all food safety aspects are discussed and actioned.
  • Management, mentoring and development of Quality Supervisors, Quality Auditors and a Technical Assistant.

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Technical Management experience within chilled Food Manufacturing
  • BRC, HACCP, knowledge of specification platforms
  • Strong understanding of Major Retailer requirements and codes of practice
  • Management / Supervisory experience
  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office and bespoke database systems
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to work under pressure

The Company:

  • Well established, multi-site Food Manufacturer 
  • One of Europe's leading suppliers within their Category
  • Providing the freshest, tastiest, healthiest and most exciting products
  • Proud to supply customers throughout the UK, including Major Retailers, with own brand products and quality ingredients
  • Constantly striving to bring new ideas to the market and the business

This role offers a competitive salary plus benefits and working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week between 7am and 5pm, with occasional phone cover at weekends.

If you are a team player and problem solver with a friendly, outgoing personality then please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4570 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


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

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