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Technical Services Supervisor

Jarvis Johnson
circa £37.5k per annum (negotiable dependent on experience)
Closing date
11 Jan 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client, a family-owned food business, is looking for a Technical Services Supervisor for their site based in Northamptonshire.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Technical Manager and team to ensure standards in the areas of Food Safety, Regulations and Quality Specifications are maintained

Reporting to the Technical Manager, responsibilities for the role will include:
•    Assisting in delivery of successful Third-party audits (BRCGS, RT, Organic, BMPA). 
•    Ensuring the site Quality Management System is fully implemented 
•    Responding to customer technical enquires and complaints as required
•    Review of policies and procedures ensuring new legislation, BRCGS requirements and codes of practice are appropriately implemented 
•    Monitoring and improving factory standards with regards to GMP, Hygiene and Quality through auditing and collaboration with production management and operatives
•    Providing Specifications and legal labelling functions to the Technical Team by creating, updating, and maintaining finished product specifications and labels
•    Creating, managing, and maintaining Factory Quality Attribute Sheets 
•    Contributing to the development of a QACCP system with clearly defined actions and quality controls
•    Monitoring raw material to ensure specifications are adhered to 
•    Contributing to maintenance of Site Certifications (BRC / RT / Organic/ BMPA) by:
o    Conducting Internal Audits to an agreed schedule
o    Managing agreed Product, Raw Material and Environmental testing schedules
o    Work collaboratively to update procedures and processes based on new requirements, as well as for the purposes of continuous improvement
o    Identifying risks and gaps in processes and practices which could compromise site certification
o    Ensure all staff have the appropriate training to work within the factory
o    Delivering hygiene improvements by auditing cleaning and walkaway standards
o    Collection and preparation of samples including microbiological swabs for evaluation
o    Reviewing analytical testing and implement improvement plans where required 
o    Performing analytical tests relating to pH, salt etc., as required
o    Ensuring product and packaging comply with all current UK regulations
o    Presenting managed BRCGS areas during site audits

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Experience in a Technical or Quality role ideally within meat manufacturing, however, will consider other food product backgrounds
•    Specifications experience
•    Experience of HACCP, BRC and Major Retailer requirements and audit standards 
•    Must be familiar working in environments where high standards are achieved 
•    Excellent knowledge of Technical / Quality Systems

The Company:
•    Family-owned Food business
•    Award-winning company with focus on ongoing investment and development
•    Dedicated to supporting local suppliers and the wider community   

The working hours are 42.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday with some flexibility to meet the needs of the business The salary for the role is c.£37.5k per annum, negotiable dependent on experience.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4814 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


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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