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Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
South London
up to £45k per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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

Our client, a small but growing company at the cutting edge of the Drinks Industry, is looking to appoint a hands-on Technical Manager for their site based in South London. The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of all quality standards, purchasing, goods receipt, safety, sanitation and cleanliness. The successful candidate will need to be confident and adaptable as this is a key position within the company.

Reporting to the Managing Director, responsibilities for the role will include: 
•    Leading and managing BRC Global Food Certification 
•    Leading the HACCP team and auditing systems 
•    Dealing with Certifications 
•    Customer liaison (technical specifications, audits, replying to complaints) 
•    Raw Material supplier management, procurement and contract management 
•    Creating and revising procedures 
•    Recruitment of new production staff, including training and induction 
•    Managing production staff; delegating work to staff and managing their workload and output, promoting staff development and training, managing performance, staff appraisals and disciplining staff 
•    Ensuring the highest quality of finished products 
•    Promoting improvement, food safety, hygiene, HACCP etc. Educating and raising awareness throughout the company
•    Dealing with any finished goods non-conformances 
•    Facilities management including co-ordinating site hygiene and general housekeeping (GMP), building and grounds maintenance, health and safety, fire, security, utilities, communications infrastructure and space management
•    Pest control co-ordination 
•    Coordinating the NPD processes 

Essential skills and experience include:
•    Previous experience of Quality and Technical Management specifically BRC and TQM (Total Quality Management) 
•    Experienced in a Technical Leadership role within the Food / drink Industry 
•    A Leader with autonomy for matters relating to quality, safety and legality, using your expertise to implement and share best practice across the whole business 
•    Excellent time management skills and the ability to analyse and produce accurate and detailed reports on your practices 
•    Excellent working knowledge of HACCP, BRC standards and food legislation
•    Degree in Food Science / Technology or similar is preferred
•    HACCP Level 3 and Food Safety Level 3 certification is required 
•    Internal Auditor and COSHH Training would be advantageous 
•    Excellent spoken and written English 

The role offers a salary of £40k-£45k per annum. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5:30pm with flexibility as required.
If this role is of interest, then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4624 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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