Food Safety Manager/Lab Manager

DR Newitt
Kent (London end of Kent)
Up to circa £43K
24 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you looking to work for a successful Food Manufacturer?

My client is a well-established company that has built a strong reputation through a combination of tradition and innovation. Now is an excellent time to join this forward thinking business...


Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for overseeing laboratory operations and maintain direct contact with the laboratory client base. This position is responsible for all laboratory operations related to the generation and communication of microbiological and chemical testing results, as well as interpreting and acting on results and leading the site’s micro improvement plan. The Food Safety Manager works closely with the laboratory and factory teams. 

Key Responsibilities

Ensuring the effective operation of the laboratory to budget
Maintenance of CLAS/RSA accreditation standards of CLASS II pathogen laboratory.
Laboratory personnel training records
Effective and accurate internal reporting of Laboratory findings
Monitor equipment performance and arrange appropriate repair, service and calibration
Investigate atypical results and quality system failures and action accordingly
Contributing to ongoing development of companies HACCP plans
The up keep of the Company Microbiological Methods Manual
Development and maintenance of all laboratory sampling to meet customer and legal specifications
Stock Control and ordering
Product and raw material release control
Data Transfer to LIMS system
Budget control
Liaising with external laboratories for external testing
Documenting out of specification reports, completing and dictating investigations and corrective actions following results
Interpret statistical data to identify trends
Lead the site’s micro improvement plan, conducting meetings with relevant parties to ensure appropriate actions are taken to enhance the site’s food safety performance
Maintain the site’s environmental monitoring plan, adjusting swab points and frequencies of swabbing as appropriate


You must a proven track record working in a laboratory environment with a Food Manufacturer coupled with previous people management experience.

MON-FRI Office Hours 

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