Food Safety Manager

DR Newitt
A starting salary commensurate with the position.
Closing date
12 Sep 2019

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Imagine a job where you don’t need to worry about the poorly presented product, the batch where the flavour wasn’t properly developed, getting that positive release signed off to let production start or organising shift cover for tomorrow’s production because of absence.  Imagine a job where you could really get your teeth into the nitty gritty of product safety without all of those other distractions. 

We are looking for a Food Safety Manager whose sole responsibility will be product safety.  Of course, although you will only be responsible for product safety, you won’t be the only one responsible …the rest of the Quality and Hygiene team will be responsible for the day to day compliance with food safety controls along with product legality and quality.

This is a new position to the business which aims to strengthen our food safety credentials by creating a specialist function.

The role

  • Working as part of the Technical team on site, your role will be to proactively survey our operations for ways to improve food safety and will cover all areas, extending from analytical test methodology and sampling, to hygienic equipment design, to people and process watching in the factory and coaching staff on best practise. 
  • You will be expected to identify risk to products of all types:  physical; chemical or microbiological and to propose solutions to minimise or eliminate them.
  • You will have active involvement in CCP methodology and will be a key member of the HACCP team. 
  • You will have a watching brief over environmental and product microbiological monitoring.
  • The breadth of the role will only be limited by your appetite to drive improvement.

The candidate

  • You will be an experienced food safety and quality professional, possibly with previous experience of working with hygiene teams. 
  • This job will require a hands-on approach and a highly observant, inquisitive and challenging nature. 
  • You will have an ability to enthusiastically engage staff at all levels in order to create a positive impact. 
  • You will have a sound practical knowledge of food microbiology and the ways that bacteria can be introduced, establish and travel around a factory and contaminate or survive in food. 
  • You will have BSc / MSc level education in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Technology, or related field or have relevant experience

What’s on offer?

  • A starting salary commensurate with the position.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme in line with auto enrolment, total minimum contributions is 8%.
  • Holidays are 30 days per year, inclusive of public holidays.
  • Standard working hours are 40 hours per week, typically 8.30am – 5pm with a 30 minute lunch break, Monday – Friday.

If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your most recent CV to Simon Norris.

Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

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  • Edinburgh
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