Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
East Sussex
£60k - £65k per annum
Closing date
3 Sep 2022

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

Our client, a Global Food Manufacturer, is looking for a Technical Manager based at their site in East Sussex.  The successful candidate will be part of the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for the Technical, Quality and Hygiene functions within the site.

Reporting to the Managing Director, responsibilities for the role will include:
•    Managing, developing and training the Quality / Technical team
•    Working as an integral part of the Senior Management Team driving actions to ensure continuous improvement and development 
•    Leading the internal audit and HACCP teams
•    Being the lead contact for customers and suppliers regarding Technical and Food Safety issues
•    Managing all customer and third-party audits including audit preparation and the implementation of actions to correct non-conformances
•    Maintaining and developing the site Quality and Hygiene systems to ensure that BRC, food quality, safety and legality are maintained at all times
•    Ensuring the company is kept up to date with changes in legislation relating to food safety and labelling
•    Ensuring that the company specification and recipe records are maintained

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Experience in a Technical Leadership role in Food Manufacturing 
•    Ideally a Food Science degree or a similar related subject or with significant relevant experience
•    Improvement focused with a high level of initiative
•    Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and motivate a wide range of people, encouraging teamwork and good working relationships
•    Proven knowledge and experience of HACCP and BRC standards
•    Excellent IT skills including experience of specification systems

The Company:
•    A well-established Global Food Manufacturer
•    Modern and technologically advanced production site
•    Wide portfolio of high-quality innovative products
•    A safe and supportive environment where employees can make a genuine impact

The salary for this role is £60k - £65k per annum and the working hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.  A driving licence and own vehicle is recommended due to the location of the site.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4668 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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