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Technical Manager

Jarvis Johnson
North London
circa £50k per annum
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing 

Technical Manager 

North London


Benefits - Holidays 25 days + Bank Holiday plus Pension 

Our client, a family-owned Food Manufacturer, is looking for a Technical Manager for their site based in North London. The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the management team, supporting and advising the company on food safety, integrity, legality and quality issues as well as providing general technical support for relevant activities on site.

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

  • Keeping the company updated on any changes to food legislation or food authenticity risks that affect the site’s operation
  • Being the HACCP Team Leader 
  • Implementing and monitoring the company’s food safety and quality policy through regular Internal Audits of the QMS system plus GMP, Fabrication and Hygiene Audits. Monitoring and maintaining the internal audit schedule
  • Updating the Quality Management System to meet internal, customer and new BRCGS accreditation requirements
  • Recording and monitoring complaints to identify trends
  • Being the main point of contact for the Pest Control Contractor 
  • Maintaining the Non Conformance (NC) log to enable follow up investigations, RCA and close out of NCs raised during internal system audits, site external / customer audits and those arising from incidents highlighted during day-to-day production
  • Conducting training of key personnel against the requirements of the QMS  
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining the laboratory testing schedules 
  • Involvement in product development as required, including the documentation of recipes, QAS / factory product guides and completion of new external customer specifications
  • Updating existing product specifications in line with any recipe changes and other changes, including internal factory specifications, QAS / factory product guides, and external customer online portal specifications
  • Organising shelf-life monitoring of the existing products and newly developed products
  • Maintaining the product organoleptic assessments, documenting the findings and taking action if required

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Degree in a Food Science related subject, or equivalent Food Industry Qualifications
  • Experienced Quality Assurance Manager in Food Manufacturing 
  • Experience of BRCGS accreditation and Major Retailer requirements 
  • HACCP Qualified to Level 3 plus ideally experience as a HACCP Team Leader
  • Internal Audit qualifications and experience of factory auditing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • ‘Factory first’ mindset, challenging compliance whilst offering possible solutions

The Company:

  • A well established family owned Food Manufacturing Business with a reputation for reliability and consistency
  • Supplying superior fresh and frozen bespoke products to a wide range of customers including the Major Retailers 
  • Good track record of technical compliance in both BRCGS and customer audits

Working hours for the role are 8am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business. The salary is £55k, dependent upon experience.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4831 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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