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Hygiene Manager 

Location flexible – one of the UK sites with Travel across the UK.
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Health & Safety, Hygiene, Operations
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

UK Hygiene Manager 

Proud to develop exceptional hygiene practices and offer a high- quality career. 

Competitive salary 
Based at one of the UK sites with Travel across our sites to meet business needs
Excellent rewards package including – car allowance £8,400, 25 days holiday, life insurance, up to 20% bonus, private medical insurance for family 

Why join us? 
We’re proud to offer you a career with possibilities. Where you’ll be supported to work hard, aim high and bring your best to work, every day. As a valued UK Hygiene Manager, we’ll support your ambition, reward your resilience, and encourage you to rise to challenges and create a career you can be proud of too. 

What we do. 
We’re the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry - supplying meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.   

About the role. 
As the Hygiene Strategy Lead, your responsibilities encompass championing SHE compliance across the UK estate and collaborating with Central Technical to uphold and enhance Central Hygiene standards. You will lead the Hygiene Steering Group, continuously evolve the Central Hygiene Strategy, and develop KPIs and Kaizen initiatives. Your role involves working with manufacturing, engineering, and technical teams to drive continuous improvement (CI) which is reflected in enhanced manufacturing KPI’s. You will create hygiene strategies that align with organizational goals, ensure consistent communication and adoption of hygiene principles across site teams, and set best practices with the Central Technical team. Additional duties include directing root cause analysis programs, performing due diligence for capital investments, developing various reports, providing SME advice, ensuring legislative compliance, and supporting operational team development. You will also manage external suppliers, review hygiene documentation, seek optimal hygiene tools, approve new hygiene system requirements, support learning and development, and perform administrative tasks to support the hygiene strategy. Furthermore, you will maintain CIC standards, optimize labor planning, lead the Hygiene job family, and drive the CIP strategy across the group. 

About you. 
You will be an experienced Hygiene Manager ideally with experience of: 

  • Risk management and its application to hygiene management, hazard control, pest control; quantification, mitigation, and impact. 
  • Application of hygiene strategies, taking account of retailer and BRC standards. 
  • Creation and maintenance of hygiene management systems. 

Ideally qualified in Hygiene Specialist Qualification Level 4 LARS Code 584 or above, HACCP level 3, CIP Level 4, COSHH Assessment, Advance Food Hygiene Level 4 

What you’ll receive. 
As an equal opportunity employer, we’re committed to providing a safe and rewarding environment for you to thrive in. This is why we work hard to deliver benefits, rewards and wellbeing offerings that are important to you.  

You’ll enjoy: 

  • Life Assurance (2.5 x salary) 
  • Short Term Bonus Scheme 
  • 25 days holiday 
  • Staff Shop 
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme 
  • MyBargains Discount Platform 
  • Personal Accident Insurance 
  • Free Independent Mortgage Advice 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • A Range of voluntary benefits (holiday purchase scheme, additional life assurance, dental & hospital cash plans) 
  • Discounted tutoring for children 
  • Access to financial learning tools and affordable loans via your salary 
  • Private Medical Insurance (employee & family cover) 
  • Cash allowance (car) 

Plus, a commitment to your wellbeing that includes emotional, physical and financial support services delivered by our fantastic team of wellbeing champions. 

Proud to be Bakkavor 
We’re proud to be the market leader in the UK fresh prepared food industry. We’re proud to supply meals, salads, desserts, pizza and bread to leading grocery retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. We’re driven by the hard work and passion of our people and are delighted to offer a wide range of careers across our business – come and join our dedicated Bakkavor team! 

Find out more and apply. 



We’re the biggest name you’ve never heard of. You’ve probably eaten our food. You just didn’t realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and breads for Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in the UK. In the US our customers include Harris Teeter and Home Chef and in China, we make food for Starbucks, Yum! and Pret.

We’re ambitious. We’re full of ideas and we’re ready for more people to join us who share our passion for quality.


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