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Food Technologist

Hutchinson Jonas
Buckinghamshire (Hybrid Working)
£35-47k + Benefits
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you a solid Food Technologist with a varied background across multiple products?
Do you enjoy working closely with suppliers and developing excellent relationships with them?

Main Responsibilities:
Accountable for the quality and safety of all food and drink products 
Primary contact for quality and supplier food safety related issues, improvements, and non-conformances. 
Approve and maintain accurate product specifications, agreeing QASs with the development team. 
Responsible for the selection and monitoring of food suppliers from a technical perspective, ensuring required accreditation is received, tracked, and maintained, and findings from audits and visits are addressed appropriately. 
Manage all food complaints from customers and stores, working alongside suppliers and other teams to arrange a suitable solution and corrective action plan. Tracking and trending of complaints. 
Attendance at factory trials/ first production runs of all NPD lines alongside the Food Development Manager and responsible for sign off product samples pre-launch.

Key Skills Required:
Educated to degree level in Food Science, or a similar subject/level. 
You will have a minimum of 3 years within the food industry, either within factories, food service, or retail in a technical role with experience in chilled foods and/or bakery sweet/ savoury products. 
You will be a detail focused individual with an eagerness to learn and to develop your career within the ever-evolving food retail environment. 
To be considered for this role you will be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake and lead projects; be an excellent communicator and will have a strong eye for detail as a focused individual, whilst prioritising your tasks to contribute to the wider business objectives.
HACCP minimum level 3 and Food Safety minimum level 2. 
Auditing qualification and membership of IFST desirable.

If you are a highly motivated self-starter who is capable of hitting the ground running but looking for a new exciting challenge, then this is an amazing opportunity for you as this company offer excellent benefits.


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.


Company info
0208 650 7998
Business Services Bromley Ltd
Provident House
Burrell Row

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