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Senior Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
London (Greater)
up to £60k per annum
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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

Our client, a food manufacturer based in NW London, is seeking a Senior Technical Manager to be responsible for supporting the Production and Operations Teams across multiple sites, ensuring compliance with customer technical standards and expectations, through coaching and auditing, embedding a ‘right first time’ approach.  This position will be based in NW London with occasional travel to other sites in the UK.

Responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Driving improvements in quality awareness and effectively implementing quality improvement projects
  • Implementing the QA and QC strategy and HACCP programme
  • Monitoring and reporting on KPI’s related to quality both internally and externally in conjunction with production
  • Managing the customer complaints investigation process and monitoring the complaints reduction programme
  • Ensuring appropriate training is delivered by the Quality Team to all levels of factory personnel
  • Dealing with specification and non-conforming materials issues as well as isolations, corrective actions, root cause analysis and implementation of preventative measures
  • Identifying Quality / Food Safety best practice and leading and developing QA and Innovation Teams
  • Coordinating onsite audits and customer visits

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experience in a Senior Technical / Quality Management role within Food Manufacturing
  • Ideally HACCP L3 with recognised allergen and auditor qualifications
  • Understanding of Major Retailer codes of practice
  • Experience in root cause analysis methods and tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages, especially Excel
  • Experience managing a Quality / Technical team across multiple sites
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Organised and good time management
  • Good communication and influencing skills



The Company:

  • Multi-site Food Manufacturer who create and produce their products with values of honesty and simplicity
  • Their heritage drives them but they still focus on looking forwards; their values of Quality, Service, Innovation, People and Passion frame everything they do
  • Keen to be a force in driving the change towards better, more authentic and healthier goods

The salary for this role is up to £60k and will involve working office hours Monday to Friday with some flexibility to meet the needs of the business.

If this role is of interest, please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4590 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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