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Compliance Manager

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Job Title:          Compliance Manager
Location:          Wakefield
Contract:          Permanent Part-Time
Days:                2-3 days a week, flexible 

Are you an experienced Food Safety Manager, Quality Manager, or a Technical Manager within a food manufacturing environment, and looking for your next challenge? We have a new opportunity for a part-time job share for an experienced Compliance Manager in Tuscany Bakery.  

Our Compliance Manager is the food safety and hygiene subject matter expert and will lead our operations in achieving and improving our compliance standards. You will support the site to always be audit ready for unannounced BRC audits, working with Kosher and Halal food standards, and have experience of managing external audits in your previous roles. 
You’ll be our safe pair of hands, able to pick up the day to day from a supported handover whilst also being able to make your own impact with ongoing projects. We have a brilliant team in Wakefield and with additional support from our Centre Quality teams, you’ll be able to hit the ground running.
Essential Ingredients

  • You’ll have experience of managing food safety and a hygiene function within a food manufacturing business
  • Have previously managed BRC audits 
  • A background and experience managing quality systems and external standards implementation
  • 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
  • Management of people & teams

The Recipe

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.  

As part of our food technical management team and as our Compliance Manager, 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.

Our Compliance Manager is 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 the 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.  

Working collaboratively, 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.

Extra Dough
And last and by no means least you will want to know what your bread is worth.

  • A slice of the annual profits 
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to take an extra week’s leave each year
  • Award winning pension scheme 
  • Private medical insurance and life assurance
  • Products you will 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!
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service

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.


A Little about us
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 140 years plus.
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.

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