Food Safety & Hygiene Compliance Manager

11 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations'??? worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 141 years.

Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention. It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.
As 'Britain's Best Loved Food Brand' we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family company supplying 18,000 retail customers from 12 bakeries and 14 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies' to work for.
Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

The Recipe

Are you already a Food Safety Manager or a Hygiene Compliance Manager in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment and looking for your next challenge?
Working closely with the Food Quality team and Manufacturing teams you will be the food safety & hygiene lead to ensure processes are proactively managed using evidence led data, continuous improvement techniques that are measured by company KPI's and implementing the Unbeatable Quality Strategy to ensure Warburtons manufactures and distributes products to the required standard and in accordance with the Warburtons Quality Management System (QMS).
Here at our Bellshill Bakery, the team are dedicated to manufacturing excellence, driving product quality, people safety, food safety and reliability. We are proud to be working with innovation and creativity!

Key Accountabilities and Measures

As part of our food technical management team you will work in close conjunction with production, health & safety and hygiene teams, driving a mixed agenda of planned and reactive work through quality and consistent processes. You will be able to build relationships quickly and effectively with the national Quality Compliance team, suppliers, auditors for food safety & hygiene and other site contacts.
You'll be responsible for implementing and managing the food safety and hygiene standards in the Quality Management System (QMS) to ensure that all relevant standards are achieved. You'll work in partnership with the production teams to ensure operations are conducted in compliance with Warburtons standards whilst meeting all applicable external requirements. You'll be a site lead for food safety requirements including microbiological product and environmental monitoring. Legionella and allergens.
You'll be a key contributor to the generation and delivery of national and local strategies, management of budgets, profit delivery plans and implementation of business plans. Our Compliance Manager will be the food safety and hygiene subject matter expert in leading the site to achieving and improving compliance standards.
Acting as a business partner, you'll ensure that our colleagues fully understand the importance of food safety and hygiene at site; responsible for ensuring training and delivery plans are in place to enable our teams to have the appropriate skills and competency. Also working with our Head Office Quality team, manufacturing and distribution to write and develop appropriate food safety and hygiene related training.
We are looking for you to have a coaching and motivational style to encourage the team to achieve plans, goals and targets; working with site engagement plans to ensure delivery. You'll be strong in people leadership and performance management with a natural communication style.

Essential Ingredients

* Experience of managing food safety and a hygiene function within a food manufacturing business
* Proven track record in quality systems and external standards implementation
* Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques
* Science or food-based experience with food technology qualifications or similar
* Level 4 HACCP & Food Safety qualifications as a minimum
* Trained and competent in COSHH & IOSH Managing Safely
* Working knowledge and understanding of food microbiology
* Knowledge of Quality and Food Safety systems and legislation
* Coaching mentoring and development of others with previous experience in a business partnering role
* Management of people & teams

Extra Dough

At last and by no means least you will want to know what your bread is worth:
* A competitive base salary
* A slice of the annual profits
* Family time is important to us and we know it will be to you so you have the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave.
* Award winning pension scheme
* Private medical insurance and Life assurance
* Products you'll love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
* Continued investment in your personal development
* Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do