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Senior Technical Manager (Dairy)

Hutchinson Jonas
London (Hybrid Working)
£55-75k + Benefits
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you an experienced Dairy Senior Technical Manager, who’s a skilled and ambitious leader with a love of all things health? 
You will need to be a proactive person with the ability to deal with external customers (own label), regulatory bodies and suppliers, whilst building first class relationships with people.
Are you a driven individual who is empowered to make their own decisions or to recommend solutions to the senior management team?
Can you identify/tackle and own issues before they turn into crisis?

Main Responsibilities:
Drive and maintain the highest product Quality Standards for existing and new product projects and monitor through the stringent internal QMS programme
Ensure products are safe and that product claims are fully compliant with all relevant legislation
Work closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure that our products comply with specification and technical standards and implement quality continuous improvement programmes.
Lead our Nutritional claims agenda and work with our Marketing team to deliver best communication
Develop and maintain the product information & manufacturing specification systems 
Champion shelf life extension and validation with supply base

Key Skills Required:
Degree educated in relevant discipline e.g. Food Science/ Nutrition/ Microbiology
Prior Senior Technical experience across FMCG (8+ years), dairy experience is a must
Strong and up to date knowledge of the regulatory framework: EU claims, product safety, pack compliance, HACCP, BRC, retailer accreditations
Strong Experience of working with UK major retailers and own label projects
Extensive experience of using specification and/or recipe management systems, including customer systems
Pro-active, self-disciplined and comfortable challenging the status quo
Excellent communicator, project management and multi-tasking; thrives in a fast paced environment


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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