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Head of Technical

Jarvis Johnson
Competitive Salary
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Head of Technical


Competitive salary


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Annual bonus (Company and Personal)

A privately owned, International Food Business of Fresh and Frozen products, looking for a Head of Technical for their site in Cheshire.  Competently and pro-actively managing the Technical Department to maintain and improve the food safety and Quality Management Systems. 

Reporting to the Company Director, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Managing the Technical Team effectively ensuring all team members achieve continuous development
  • Preparing and conducting external audits on both suppliers and 3rd party providers, ensuring they are fully approved
  • Frequent visits to key customer, third party and supplier’s premises, UK and International 
  • HACCP Team Leader ensuring HACCP and TACCP principles are implemented
  • Taking responsibility for and leading quarterly Technical Review Meetings 
  • Maintaining and developing technical Quality Systems ensuring they’re implemented, robust and in line with customer and BRCGS standards 

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Experienced Technical Manager or Head of Technical with Chilled / Frozen Food Industry experience 
  • Preparing and leading customer and third-party audits, resolving issues with customers and suppliers
  • Strong decision maker 
  • HACCP Level 4 or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of BRCGS Global Food Safety Standards and Food Safety legislation
  • Experience of leading, implementing and continuously reviewing a Food Safety Management System

The Company:

  • Established, privately owned, International Food Business of Fresh and Frozen products
  • Excellent reputation with continuous international growth and success 
  • Strong core values with a passionate, professional and committed team 

The working hours for the role are Monday - Friday, ideally 7am – 3pm but some flexibility is available. The salary is competitive, plus an excellent benefits package. 

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4855 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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