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Head of Technical

Jarvis Johnson
South East England
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Our client, a well-established chilled-food manufacturer based in the South of England, is looking for a Head of Technical. The successful candidate will be the Technical lead on site, developing strong relationships with customers and 3rd parties. Ensuring Food safety legislation, customer and third-party requirements are met across the site. 

Responsibilities for the role will include:
•    Regularly reviewing Quality Management Systems, ensuring Allergen, HACCP and TACCP plans are in place
•    Driving continuous improvement across the site through a Quality Assurance led approach
•    Preparing an annual budget for Technical, minimising costs where possible
•    Conducting audits to ensure hygiene standards are maintained 
•    Leading microbiological testing plans, monitoring results and trends 
•    Investigating and resolving any quality and food safety non-conformances developing complaint reduction plans 
•    Developing an audit programme to identify any potential H&S issues

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Experience in a Technical leadership role within chilled food production
•    Ideally educated to degree level in a Food Science or related discipline
•    Proven experience of HACCP, BRC and Major Retailer requirements and audit standards 
•    Excellent knowledge of Technical / Quality Systems
•    Experience managing relationships with Major Retailer Technical Teams and suppliers at a senior level
•    Commercial acumen, experience managing a Technical budget
•    Experience leading and developing a Technical Team 
•    Good IT skills including MS Office
•    Strong communicator both written and verbal
•    Driving licence essential

The Company:
•    Well established, growing Chilled food Manufacturer
•    Suppling Major Retailers
•    UK and International suppliers

This role offers a competitive salary plus benefits and working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, office hours with some flexibility to meet the needs of the business.

If you are interested, please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4659 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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