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Technical Systems Manager

Jarvis Johnson
up to £38k per annum
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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

Our client, a leading international food processor, is looking to appoint a Technical Systems Manager for their site based in Cornwall. The successful candidate will lead the Technical Systems function on site to ensure quality and food safety focus is given, providing support to the wider Technical team and other departments as necessary.


Reporting to the Technical Manager, responsibilities will include:

  • Accountability for successful implementation of customer and other external agency standards including BRC
  • The day to day running of the Quality function on site
  • Conducting gap analysis on new standards and generating implementation plans
  • Responsibility for the successful upkeep of customer portals
  • Completion of traceability exercises to the required standards
  • Maintaining the relevant sections of technical department budget
  • Accountable for the Internal Audit schedule, ensuring all audits are completed on time and to a satisfactory standard
  • Ensuring successful export of product direct from the site
  • Completing all customer and internal finished product specifications
  • Managing all raw material specifications
  • Responsible and Accountable for supplier approval
  • Responsible for validation exercises on all factory CCP’s
  • Responsible for site HACCP, TACCP and VACCP including being the site lead
  • Liaising with customers on all compliance related matters
  • Leading external audits
  • Implementation and further development of systems
  • Designing and leading new processes to streamline and improve the compliance function,
  • Preparation of external audits, driving an ‘audit ready’ culture within the factory


Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experience in a Technical function
  • Experienced in working within a food manufacturing industry
  • Holding or working towards Level 3 Food Safety
  • Holding or working towards level 3 HACCP
  • Ideal candidate will have a degree in a food or manufacturing related science and experience within a High Risk or High Care environment
  • Organised and able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong IT Skills
  • Experience in external audits


The Company:

  • One of the UK’s leading food processors
  • Sites operating to the highest industry standards, where Food Safety and Quality are a key priority
  • The company continues to grow a sustainable business through strategic investment to deliver the quality and added value they know their consumers want
  • Safety is not just a priority but a condition. The company is committed to people, safety, sustainability and quality as the foundations of their forward-looking business.

The role will be site based working Monday to Friday, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business. The role commands a salary of up to £38k per annum

If you are interested, then please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4665 with an updated CV and an indication of your salary requirements.




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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