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Technical & Food Safety Manager

Hutchinson Jonas
Buckinghamshire (Hybrid Working)
£50-65k + Benefits
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you an experienced Food Safety and Technical Manager who has retail and manufacturing exposure across multiple products?
Do you have the supplier technical management skills, as well as the ability to lead and set the technical strategy?

Main Responsibilities:
Set the technical & food safety strategy for the UK business ensuring it is aligned with the global strategy where appropriate.
Work in collaboration with lead developer as a subject matter expert to provide technical product and ingredient knowledge.
Sign off new suppliers, monitor, and feedback their performance.
Approve and ensure product specifications are kept up to date. Advise on potential food safety risks in the supply chain.
Design and deliver a programme of supplier site visits to ensure compliance to requirements and research and investigate advances and opportunities for improving performance (e.g., technical integrity, product quality, process controls, cost efficiencies, maintainability).
In collaboration with product development, marketing, and the central team, assist in the development of sourcing guidelines for the brand.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with all key stakeholders in the end-to-end supply chain 
Responsible for ensuring the food safety audit programme is effective in assessing compliance to the relevant local regulations.

Key Skills Required:
Educated to degree level in Food Science, or a similar subject/level.
You will have a minimum of 10 years within the food industry, either within factories, food service, or in retail within a technical function. 
Experience in operational Food Safety with a good understanding of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
You will be a detailed, focussed individual with an eagerness to learn and to develop your career within the ever-evolving food retail environment. 
You will be looking to join a company where you can develop, implement, and maintain the standards expected, complying with the underlying processes and procedures set in place.
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.
People management experience.
HACCP level 4 and Food Safety level 3.
Accredited auditing qualification/ demonstrable experience.

If you are looking for a new challenge, where you will join a business where you can make the role your own and grow with them as they embark on some exciting new projects, then please do not hesitate to apply.


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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