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Technical Manager (Meat Products)

Hutchinson Jonas
Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire (Hybrid Working)
£Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
16 Jun 2022

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

Are you looking for a new and exciting Technical Manager position, where you will be managing a specific category and supplier base?  Ideally you will have experience within the meat industry and various meat products.
Do you enjoy working from home but are also flexible to travel to suppliers when required as part of your role?  

Main Responsibilities:       
Approve, audit and manage bespoke suppliers of food and drinks on behalf of our clients
Develop, implement and review supplier guidelines and internal standards
Evaluate, record, review, improve supplier performance and review product specifications and data sheets 
Establish and develop relationships with all partners in the supply chain from suppliers through to customers 
Ensure that new products are manufactured in accordance with the client’s requirements 
Maintain and update supplier records 
Represent clients when auditing suppliers, working on Industry panels and liaising with external bodies 

Key Skills Required:
Degree in either Food Science/Food Technology/Environmental Health
Ideally you will have a proven track record within a food manufacturing and retail environment
Experience with various food products including fresh, chilled and/or ambient, although exposure in chilled high risk products would be highly desirable
Must have excellent verbal, written communication skills, a high level of numeracy and good negotiation skills
Be able to work alone and as part of a team, and be able to liaise with customers, colleagues and suppliers at a number of levels.  
Flexible to travel as part of the role 
HACCP in food manufacturing and distribution 
Supplier Inspection & Assessment Systems e.g. BRC 
Risk Assessment/New Product Safety Approval Systems


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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