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Head of Technical

Jarvis Johnson
South of England
£70k - £100k per annum plus excellent benefit package
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Head of Technical

South of England

£70k - £100k + bonus


  • Annual bonus 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Generous pension package

Our client, an established and expanding food manufacturer, is looking for a Head of Technical for their site based in the South of England. The successful candidate will need to reflect the company’s passion and must be energetic and enthusiastic about leading by example and shaping the future of the Technical Team, driving the business forward. 

Reporting to the Managing Director, responsibilities will include

  • Overall responsibility for ensuring Technical / Quality systems, HACCP and Factory Processes are continually reviewed and updated to ensure compliance
  • Managing, supporting and developing the Technical Team – ensuring the appropriate skills, team structure and development plans are in place to meet the needs of the business

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • A proven track record as a Technical Leader with excellent communication skills
  • Strong decision-maker
  • Ideally educated to degree level in Food Science or related discipline
  • Experience working in a fast-paced food environment, ideally chilled foods

The Company:

  • Strong values, there is a sense of excitement around the business 
  • Excellent retailer relationships
  • Supported by a well-resourced Technical team

The working hours for the role are Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week. The salary is circa £70k - £100k per annum plus an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4838 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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