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Senior Food Technologist

Hutchinson Jonas
Hertfordshire (Hybrid Working)
£38-47k + Benefits
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to continue building your technical career, driving forwards safety and quality standards within a fast-paced environment across innovative, healthy brands? 
Do you work well in a team which has scope to grow and develop as the business continues to grow?

Main Responsibilities:
Visiting and auditing 3rd party manufacturers, compiling reports, following up on any non-conformances to support due diligence and driving forwards continuous improvement plans. 
Carrying out supplier approval audits
Ensuring quality and food safety standards are in place for all NPD/EPD projects 
Identifying and executing improvements in processes, procedures and ways of working within the brands and with the Lotus corporate functions. 
Setting supplier KPI’s, investigating complaints, identifying trends and working with suppliers on complaint reduction plans 
Raising any non-conformances and working with suppliers to identify root cause and sign off corrective actions. 

Key Skills Required:
Knowledge of HACCP and ability to apply the principles practically to different product categories 
Good knowledge and awareness of GFSI recognised standards with experience of carrying out audits related to food safety and ideally with a lead auditor qualification 
Previous experience of at least 5 years in a technical role, working with cross functional departments and with 3rd party manufacturers or raw material suppliers (preferably both within and outside Europe) 
Comfortable performing risk assessments and communicating the outcome of these in an effective way 
Excellent communication skills at all levels and across various functions with the ability to make the ‘complex’ ‘simple’ 
Be self-motivated and keen to develop, with a willingness and desire to learn 

This role is hybrid working, 3 days in the office and the rest from home but there must be a willingness to travel globally on occasion too.


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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