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Quality, Health & Safety Manager

Zest Recruitment
£35000 - £43000 per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

We are working with a leading player in the food manufacturing industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality products to their consumers. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, they are seeking a dynamic and experienced Quality, Health, and Safety (QHS) Manager to join their team. If you are passionate about ensuring the highest standards in food safety, product quality, and workplace health and safety, you are invited to be a key player in their growing organization.

As the QHS Manager, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing their quality, health, and safety standards across all facets of their food manufacturing operations. You will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive QHS programs, conducting audits, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and implement robust Quality Management Systems (QMS) to ensure product quality and adherence to regulatory standards.
Establish and maintain effective Health and Safety programs, promoting a culture of safety awareness and compliance throughout the organization.
Conduct regular audits of manufacturing processes, facilities, and documentation to identify areas for improvement and ensure compliance with QHS standards.
Collaborate with production, engineering, and other departments to address and resolve quality and safety issues promptly.
Lead investigations into incidents, non-conformities, and customer complaints, implementing corrective and preventive actions as necessary.
Stay informed about industry trends, regulations, and emerging issues related to food safety, quality, and workplace health and safety.
Develop and deliver QHS training programs for employees at all levels of the organization.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance QHS performance and operational efficiency.


Degree in a relevant field (Food Science, Quality Management, Occupational Health and Safety, etc.).
Proven experience in a similar role within the food manufacturing industry.
In-depth knowledge of relevant quality and safety standards, regulations, and best practices.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
Certification in quality and safety management (e.g., ISO 9001, HACCP, NEBOSH) is a plus.
Demonstrated leadership and project management capabilities.

How to Apply:
If you are a results-driven QHS professional with a passion for ensuring the highest standards in the food manufacturing industry, we invite you to apply. Please submit your CV to or call 01780 483 999.

This client is an equal opportunity employer. Celebrating diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

Company info
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
Lincolnshire/ Bristol

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