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Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
£50k - £60k per annum
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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

Our client, an award-winning Food Manufacturer based on the Isle of Man are looking for a Technical Manager. The successful candidate will manage a small Technical and Laboratory team and lead the delivery and maintenance of standards and processes to meet all legal, regulatory and compliance requirements.

Reporting directly to the MD, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Responsibility for identifying trends in customer complaints, investigating quality issues and working alongside relevant department managers to implement corrective measures.
  • Responsibility (as company Lead Auditor) for auditing suppliers, the internal QMS for laboratory (CLAS) and against the BRC Global Standard.
  • Leading the HACCP Team providing technical input as required
  • Acting as QMS Representative, in conjunction with external laboratories; monitor and report on the safety, quality and specification of all products, ensuring compliance with the Quality Management System and implementing corrective action procedure in areas of non-compliance.
  • Overall responsibility for the function of the Laboratory, ensuring the CLAS standard is achieved. Ensuring that all testing is carried out to a satisfactory standard and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Ensuring hygiene and product quality meet relevant legal and customer specifications
  • Liaising with suppliers on compliance and raw quality testing.
  • Managing the NPD process, by contributing to and being part of the Senior Management Team; developing new ideas, solutions and giving constructive input
  • Product quality troubleshooting and root cause analysis

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experience in a Technical Management or Senior Quality Management role within Food Manufacturing in a chilled food environment
  • NPD experience would also be helpful but not essential
  • Level 4 HACCP certification
  • Lead Auditor Experience
  • Experience managing an on-site chemistry laboratory would be desirable

The Company:

  • Well established, Food Manufacturer
  • Customers are at the heart of the business, creating value through strong, long-term partnerships
  • Focus on providing high quality, fresh chilled products across the Isle of Man and internationally
  • Award-winning products

The role offers a competitive salary of £50k-£60k per annum as well as assistance with relocation costs. It will be a Monday to Friday site-based role.

If a move to an area with a calmer pace of life, plenty of outdoor activities and favourable taxation appeals to you then please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4592 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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