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Technical Manager (1 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Hutchinson Jonas
Home Counties/Flexible Homeworking and Supplier Travel
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Are you a Technical Manager with experience of managing a supplier base across a varied food product range?
Are you happy to commit to a 1 year fixed term contract role?
Are you looking for a role where you have the flexibility to work from home, but with the need to travel to the office 1-2 days a week and travel to suppliers 1-2 days across the UK and Europe?

Main Responsibilities
To ensure that all products adhere to specifications, to maximise product quality, food safety and profitability
Communicating best practice to drive category performance
Proactively manage category supplier performance in all areas of quality, food safety and relevant specific project delivery.
Develop and drive quality improvement projects with suppliers
Develop long-term partnerships with key suppliers and stakeholders that will deliver sustainable value and improved quality.
Supporting the category teams to Identify and scope out any opportunities to deliver improved value and quality 

Key Skills Required
Graduate with relevant food related degree, as well as relevant auditing and HACCP experience
Strong track record in technical KPI management and delivery of improved quality and value performance with Suppliers 
Thorough understanding of root cause analyses, quality management systems and food production systems. 
Proven track record of working cross-functionally with key stakeholders to deliver objectives
Product management experience in a highly networked environment
Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team
An interest in food (enthusiasm to work with and taste ALL types of food)
Excellent influencing and communication skills
Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise in a high-pressured environment is essential
Willing and able to travel across UK/Europe and beyond if necessary

If you are looking for a company that offer great benefits and this role sounds of interest the please do not hesitate to apply for this position.


Hutchinson Jonas, specialises in the recruitment of FMCG industry professionals.  We cover both the Retail and Manufacturing market areas providing a comprehensive recruitment service to both job seekers and companies alike.


From inception, Hutchinson Jonas has focused upon the food & drink manufacturing sector and is now one of the leading recruiters in this area. We have successfully completed hundreds of assignments and placements and can draw upon over 15 years of recruitment experience at a senior level. Whatever recruitment problem your organisation has faced, we have almost certainly faced them before.

Our testimonials come from some of the leading, most influential people within food manufacturing. They speak volumes about our service and can be seen on our website: 

Any number of things set us apart from the rest, most notably ‘investment’. We invest heavily in staff development to ensure our people remain leaders in their fields. We also invest in database technology to ensure that we are aware of the availability of key people at any given time. And we invest in the community around us – our graduate food science award at Reading University, our charitable work with PROPS and the National Autistic Society, and our sponsorship of local sports teams are all examples of our commitment to social responsibility.

The Hutchinson Jonas Group is split into two distinct brands, offering two distinct services:

Interim Management
Hutchinson Consultancy Ltd specialises in providing the food & drink industry with interim managers for a variety of different assignments and projects. Our hand-picked professionals are experts in their field and provide support for a variety of different scenarios including gap management, sudden departures, specialist projects and managing change.

Permanent Recruitment
Since our inception in 1999, Jonas has built up a reputation for delivering quality, permanent recruitment solutions in a timely, efficient and ethical manner. We have developed partnerships with many key FMCG Manufacturers, Retailers and Food Service companies both large and small. Our Key Accounts team works together with our customers to offer them a truly service orientated recruitment approach, adding value at every stage of the process.


Find Us
0208 650 7998
Business Services Bromley Ltd
Provident House
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