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Hygiene Manager

Gü c/o Veritas Partners Limited
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Competitive plus enhanced benefits package
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

Job Details

The company:

Do you love food? Then you will love working here with this highly capable team.  In the last 10 years this Group has seen 30% year on year growth; so, a real modern-day success story.  Unlike many other businesses today they are even more versatile, focused, and ambitious than ever before. 

With a state-of-the-art factory, Gu Puds are looking to ensure that hygiene is at the centre of our food manufacturing culture. Reporting into the Technical Manager, the Hygiene Manager is the lynchpin of the operations department.

The role:

The purpose of the role will be to provide an effective hygiene management system, to ensure full compliance with relevant legal and Company standards.  The incumbent will ensure that all aspects of hygiene within the site are satisfactorily maintained and that environmental microbiological standards and performance is monitored.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the hygiene standards in all areas of the factory.
  • Work closely with the production and planning teams to ensure that production areas and equipment can be released, so that they can be cleaned to the highest standard whilst minimising downtime.
  • Work with the hygiene chemical provider and other cleaning experts including the teams to introduce levels of best practice to site
  • Ensure that a comprehensive cleaning plan is in place, reviewed and developed within the factory throughout the 24-hour operation
  • Audit equipment and areas after the hygiene process has taken place and report on tasks performed, to include conducting visual inspections and hygiene swabs of environment and equipment
  • Investigate and take the necessary corrective actions of any out of specification environmental micro results
  • Control key contracts; including laundry, chemical supply, consumables, PEE and waste
  • Maintain and enforce Good Hygiene Practices (GHP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement to ensure performance is constantly challenged and improved
  • Control hygiene budget
  • Maintain cleaning standards, records, and procedures in a state compliant to BRC and other relevant audit standards
  • Carry on internal/external audits

The ideal candidate will have:

  • You will possess senior hygiene team leading or management experience, have good knowledge of food safety requirements and hygiene related qualifications i.e. COSHH, IOSH
  • Good PC skills including Office package
  • Trained in pest awareness
  • Experience of managing budgets

Interested? If you wish to apply for this role, please click on the apply button with a copy of your up-to-date CV. Due to the high number of candidates applying who have visa requirements, we would like to provide advance notice that we are currently unable to progress with any candidate who does not have a full right to work in the UK without dependant or sponsorship requirements.

Not right for you? We have a vast portfolio of clients who are always looking for new talented and passionate individuals to join their teams. Let us know what you are looking for and we can help match you with your next career move.

Please be aware that all third-party and direct applications will be forwarded to our Outsourced Recruitment Partner, Veritas Partners Ltd and no fees will be payable.


The Company:

We are the original pud pioneers.

Since 2003, we've been filling homes with ramekins of restaurant-quality, wickedly indulgent desserts.

From Day One, our talented pâtisserie chefs have made every single pud in our very own kitchens, using only the most decadent ingredients, and now we have a range that includes Cheesecakes (some of which also come Free-from!), Hot Puds, Mousses and our new lower calorie Lights range, all of which come in our packaging which is fully recyclable, although we know most of you love to keep the ramekins and re-use them at home!

If you're ever wondering if a Salted Caramel Cheesecake is acceptable at 11 am; just know that somewhere, somebody is tucking into a Gü every single second ...

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