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Assistant Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
£35k - £45k per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Assistant Technical Manager


£35k - £45k per annum


  • Annual Bonus (based on KPI achievement)
  • Private Medical 
  • Contributory pension (5% employer, 5% employee)
  • Travel Insurance
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays

Our client, a well-established independent food manufacturer is looking for an Assistant Technical Manager for their site based in Essex.  The successful candidate will provide Technical Support to other internal departments, ensuring the Quality Management system is adhered to and progressed.  

Reporting to the Technical Manager, and supervising a small technical team, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • The maintenance and progression of HACCP and BRC Accreditations or other recognised industry standards, including Kosher, Halal and organic
  • Conducting scheduled internal audits on Company QMS and HACCP systems 
  • Conducting detailed Risk Assessments on production processes and on new and existing equipment 
  • Maintaining the company Pest Control Contract, liaising with contractor and conducting follow ups and corrective actions where required
  • Assisting in Customer Factory Audits and ensuring corrective action is completed 
  • Managing the Complaints system and ensure that any corrective actions, or any technical non-compliance's are effectively addressed
  • Conducting Supplier verification and validation cross checking of microbiological and chemical analysis
  • Visiting principal suppliers’ sites to ensure appropriate quality standards are in place. Conduct formal quality audits and progress the completion of any agreed corrective actions

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Food manufacturing factory environment technical expertise
  • Internal auditing experience
  • HACCP, ideally level 3 
  • FSC, ideally level 3
  • BRC experience, ideally v9
  • Ability to work in a small team with initiative and a pro-active approach

The Company:

  • Long established food manufacturer
  • Suppliers of quality ingredients to customers worldwide
  • Purpose-build state of the art facility

The working hours for the role are Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm. The salary is £35k - £45k per annum plus an excellent benefits package. 

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4839 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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