Technical Manager – Food Safety 

Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technical Manager – Food Safety 

About The Role 

We have a vacancy for a Food Safety Manager to join our Corporate Services function at our head office in Bradford. Reporting to the Head of Food Safety & Store Audit you will be responsible for technical advice and support to the business to ensure that customers are provided with safe and legal products and to uphold food safety and legality of our Brand. You will be committed to continuous improvement and implementing best practice. Working with internal and external stakeholders, our Food Safety Managers to drive improvements in food safety compliance in store and logistics operations. 

As part of this role you will be; 

· Working with stakeholders to investigate complaints referred from local authorities and the Primary Authority to minimise the risk of regulatory challenge 

· Working with stakeholders on the retail improvement plan including working with local authorities to achieve FHR 5 and Pass in all stores 

· Management of the Primary Authority relationship in relation to food safety 

· Working with external stakeholders on the Regulating our Future programme 

· Proactively horizon scan for changes in food safety legislation and best practice 

· Escalate & coordinate serious food safety concerns to all relevant stakeholders 

· Working with training teams on food safety training for all levels of the business 

· Working with retail and logistics operations to provide expert food safety advice 

· Produce reports in a clear, concise and consistent format 

About You 

As part of this role, you will need; 

· Degree in Environmental Health or equivalent 

· Experience of working with regulators/industry bodies 

· An understanding of retail, catering, manufacturing or logistics operations 

· Experience working in a complex organisation with multiple stakeholders 

· Professional approach, with good inter-personal skills and a positive outlook 

· Good communication skills and the confidence to deal with business partners at all levels 

· Excellent time-management skills/project management skills 

· Strong leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional projects/teams 

About The Company 

We’re passionate about providing quality, value and freshness from farm to fork. 

Putting our customers and colleagues first, our teams champion safety, quality, legality and integrity across every aspect of our business. We keep a close eye on everything to provide products and services our customers, stakeholders and communities can trust. 

Caring about our customers and colleagues, we build our brand and put new ideas into action on Market Street. We audit stores and manage any incidents. We consult with government and agencies on new developments. We keep everyone safe and make sure everything is legal and top-notch quality from our logistics and manufacturing sites to our stores, suppliers and own-brand products.