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Food Technologist

Hutchinson Jonas
Hertfordshire (Hybrid Working)
£30-40k + Benefits
Closing date
8 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you a passionate and dedicated individual with a solid technical/quality track record within the food manufacturing industry?
Do you have first-hand experience of dealing with suppliers/retailers and conducting external supplier audits?
If so, then this is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a vibrant & innovative team and could be just the challenge you are looking for.

Main Responsibilities
You will work closely with the Technical Manager to set the tone for high quality and performance excellence in all areas and activities ensuring compliance with the technical policies, procedures and specifications.
Experience of auditing suppliers and compiling reports to support the due diligence required.
Liaise with customers on any technical queries, providing support to resolve potential issues whilst working with internal teams including NPD and Supply Chain to minimise potential risks or complaints.
You will drive product quality improvements making sure that product specifications include appropriate quality attributes.
Prepare and report quality KPI’s to senior management.
Have a comprehensive understanding of QMS as well as knowledge of microbiological standards, HACCP and Allergens.
Management of packaging specification including migration testing, understanding of sustainability and driving it with forward with suppliers
Have experience of identifying issues and problem solving in a technical setting.

Key Skills Required
You will have a food science/technology or related degree with relevant experience of HACCP.  
You will have at least 3 years’ experience, with proven capabilities within a technical or similar role.
Ideally you will have a lead auditor qualification but at least hands on experience of auditing external suppliers and visiting these sites.
Confident and articulate with analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues and implement improvements in a timely manner. 
Great team management skills coupled with the credibility to influence and support your key customer base. 
Passionate about Quality and keep yourself regularly updated with industry news
Great communication and organizational skills
Solution driven, a can-do attitude and very keen to learn and grow.


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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