Food Safety manager

Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Main accountabilities:
  • Responsible for food safety and factory hygiene:
    • Compliance to AIB and BRC
    • Drive to reduce Harm/foreign body complaints
    • Build a "culture" which drives Food Safety throughout the site
    • Legal compliance owner (factory in control)
    • Set site hygiene standards and ensure factory hygiene standards are met
    • Lead EMP program for site
    • Ensure key contracts ISS, Rentokil etc are driving food safety & factory hygiene standards
    • Ensure HACCP is effective
    • Management of food safety non compliances through hold and concession process, including decision making with regards to Holds in accordance with PIUK standards
    • Leading initiatives to drive correct behaviours to improve Food Safety throughout the site through the Ops Managers, Engineering Manager, SOMs
    • Driving a "shared learning" approach to drive the Food Safety agenda by ensuring incidents and experiences from any one line are acted upon across all.
    • A key communicator on Food Safety and Sanitation initiatives within the UK , liaising with UK Sector Quality Manager and Global Food Safety Team, as appropriate
    • Working closely with Ops Managers, SOMs, Specialists and liaison with all UK Food Safety Managers
    • QFS lead for capital and commercial change.
    • Deputising for QM when not at Site as part of the "Extended" Site Leadership Team (Weekly QCDM review, Weekly Safety Gemba attendance) liaising with SOMs, EHS Team and wider SLT.
    • Deputising for QM holidays and absence dual site & WESA Quality forum.
    • Responsible for Site Food Defence Plan - including Vulnerability Assessment updates and reviews as required.

Job dimensions:
  • Responsibility for QC Co-ordinators and hygiene development including PDR, CDAP, day-to-day performance, pipeline development, etc
  • Influence operations to optimise plant food safety and hygiene standards through QCDM
  • Lead the Food Safety Team; Deliver PDR and ACE, hold regular team meetings for own department and work cross site to share best practises
  • Build a culture which drives ownership and pride in our food safety and sanitation agenda
  • Build SOM / PC /FLE knowledge and context of critical food safety & factory hygiene systems
  • Deputising for Site Quality Manager
  • Budget owner for sanitation, pest control and contract cleaners

Decision making authority:
  • Manage key 3rd party contracts (Sanitation, pest control, etc)
  • Set acceptable standards for plant hygiene and product standards.
  • Own and manage HACCP for Site.
  • Budget control for Cleaning & Pest control.
  • Support/drive aligned approach to sustaining In-Market wins at all PIUK PC sites.

  • Ability to understand and interpret a wide range of analytical and microbiological results and make timely and appropriate judgements based on the information
  • Ability to set, plan and see through corrective and preventative actions
  • Ability to manage cross functional "Problem Solving" teams
  • A good understanding of food safety & quality systems - including AIB/BRC, HACCP, PepsiCo Quality systems, IPS, FIC and QCDM
  • Able to apply root cause analysis
  • Lead incident investigations and understand hold and release processes & food safety risks.
  • Ideally a knowledge of regulatory authorities, processes & powers (e.g Environmental health & trading standards)


If you're ready to build a fantastic career with some of Britain's best-loved brands, bring your unique talents to our existing business and, together, there's no limit to how far we can go.

PepsiCo are currently the world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. We employ over 5,000 people across many different locations in the UK. Many of our brands are firm favourites for the nation – Walkers Crisps is the UK’s favourite crisp brand, Tropicana is the UK’s number 1 juice brand and Quaker Oats is the UK’s favourite oats company

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