Whether you are looking for an interim manager, or for a permanent member of your team, we will endeavour to find the perfect candidate for you; if we can’t, we’ll tell you honestly and will work with you to work through the next steps together.

The benefits of using interims are immediate and impressive, the most obvious advantage is that the skills and experience you require can be in place within a matter of days.

What is different about Jarvis Johnson? Well, for a start, we feel passionately about doing things right, even if that means losing out on a fee from time to time because we won’t compromise on ethics.

We specialise only in Technical, QA, NPD / Process Development, Specifications and Hygieneroles within the food manufacturing industry, so we know our candidates well and understand your requirements.

Jarvis Johnson offers a professional and thorough service, based on a solid understanding of the Food Manufacturing Industry and the specific job functions we recruit in. Joint MD Lisa Johnson is a Food Science graduate and worked in both Food Manufacturing and Retailing with Companies such as Geest and the Co-op in both Technical and Development roles before spending 2 years working for a major head-hunter (again specialising in the Food Industry) then setting up Jarvis Johnson in 1999. One of the reasons she decided to move out of Technical Management and into recruitment was the experience she had whilst trying to expand her team by 12 Technologists in the space of a year. So many of the agencies she dealt with were only interested in the job title and salary and then wondered why she said “No” to the majority of CVs they submitted to her. Joint MD Frederika Roberts has been with Jarvis Johnson since 2005, having previously gained extensive specialist sector recruitment experience, including placing Scientists into the food manufacturing sector.

We realise that the services we provide can have a major impact upon the companies we deal with and on the lives of all of our candidates. This is why we have a passion for doing the job properly, doing it differently from everyone else and why we are totally dedicated to doing it right.

Our Candidates 

40% of employees are either dismissed or leave within their first year of joining a company. At Jarvis Johnson we owe it to ourselves to get it right first time. The cost of recruiting the wrong candidate only serves to waste valuable time and money. That’s why we only shortlist candidates that fit a client’s requirements.

We have a regularly updated database of interim and permanent food specialist candidates, experienced in the food industry, with expertise in one or more of the following job functions:




Process Development



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We try to stay as close as we can to our candidates and will never submit their details to you without consulting and thoroughly screening them for your role first. We have the highest ethical standards and would never actively approach any candidates working for any of our current clients. We also ensure we treat our candidates with integrity, giving honest detailed feedback and ensuring we communicate with them throughout every stage of the process, whether they are successful or not. Where requested, we carry out some of the most vigorous and searching reference checks to make sure we have all the facts about our people.

We understand that we are only as good as the last experience you’ve had with us. It is only by identifying and understanding your requirements that we can be sure of placing the kind of high calibre food industry professionals who will grow with your organization and strengthen your business success. That’s why we always arrange a telephone (or, where possible, face-to-face) consultation with you so that we can understand not only the requirements for an individual vacancy, but how that fits into your organization. Our procedure for capturing job specifications plays a major part in ensuring that we have every possible detail that will find the right candidate from within our extensive database, or if necessary externally. We have concluded that with maximum information, we maximize our chances of finding the best candidates and to portray you as an employer of choice.

All this adds up to the prime benefit of making sure that you receive the very highest standard of candidate available within the market, and that our candidates are happy working with us and referring further candidates to us.

Our Benefits 

We feel that experience and knowledge of the industry and specific job functions is very important when considering who should service your needs over the coming years. We have no intention of becoming a “one-placement wonder” and have many clients we have worked with time after time, the relationship surviving changes in personnel and even ownership. Don’t take our word for it – visit our Testimonials page and read what our clients and candidates have said about us.

In summary, the benefits of using Jarvis Johnson are:

  • Peace of mind knowing that you are working with dedicated professionals that understand you and your industry
  • A friendly, professional, ‘can do’ approach
  • crystal clear billing
  • The ability to choose the level of service that you want
  • Flexibility
  • Immediate access to the best database of fully qualified industry professionals for interim positions
  • A culture of continuous improvement

We value our relationships with both clients and candidates and are dedicated to continuous improvement. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our standards of Quality, Experience, Professionalism and Value in a role as a supporter and advocate of your company.


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