Interim Managers Are In Demand!

Jarvis Johnson, the heritage brand in Food Technical Recruitment are thinking longingly of the hot busy summer of 2018 which we spent placing Interim Managers, not just eating popsicles to cool us down!

We’ve seen a growing trend for companies needing part-time support in Technical, Specifications and Quality Assurance. We’ve been able to support a number of small, growing companies who have needed assistance with preparing for the new BRC Version 8 Audits as well as post audit corrective action implementation and helping to clear Retailer Specifications backlogs.

The reasons clients need interim support tend to follow a common  thread; often they need interim support whilst they recruit, they may have a project or specific piece of work to complete to a deadline or perhaps they have sickness / absence to cover.

However, we’ve had a few slightly more unusual requests recently, including… 

• Commissioning of new production lines for a food manufacturer in Sydney, Australia 

• NPD and Operations support for a company launching products into a UK retailer via a co-manufacturing partner 

• Acting as Technical interface between European factories and UK Retailers. 

In an industry where recruiters come and go, Jarvis Johnson has 20 years’ experience of placing permanent and interim professionals exclusively for the Food Manufacturing Industry so you couldn’t be in safer hands! If your talent pipeline has gone cold then Jarvis Johnson can help lick it into shape! 

After our recent article in FDPP magazine many Interim Managers are still in demand but more emphasis is being put on utlising their time to get food manufacturing companies ready for BRC audits against the new version 8 standard.

If you’d like to talk to one of our team about how we could help with a potential interim project or permanent vacancy then get in touch today…