Retail Food Safety Manager

Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8BU

Company: Greggs Plc

Vacancy Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a food safety professional to join our Technical Team within Central Food Safety. As Retail Food safety Manager you will lead the management and development of all food safety and quality management systems in retail to enable products to be produced and sold to the specified safety and quality. This is a permanent role that can be based from anywhere in the UK.

 

We believe in growing together – as a united team and working towards the achievement of our vision which is to be a winning brand in the food-on-the-go market. Greggs is a much loved and trusted brand with a strong traditional bakery heritage. Our people are what makes our business successful. We aim to provide our people with a great place to work, where they feel valued by listening, developing and rewarding them. Here at Greggs, we love what we do, we have fun and we welcome everyone. We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us! We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views.

Salary

£32-£36k depending on experience plus a company car

Work Pattern

Our working hours are usually Monday- Friday however we are open to discuss flexibility with regards to this working pattern with the successful candidate and flexibility is required.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a food safety professional to join our Technical Team. You will lead the management and development of all food safety and quality management systems in retail to enable products to be produced and sold to the specified safety and quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collecting, collating and communicating KPI data to schedule
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date documentation
  • Leading and contributing to the development and implementation of quality standard operating procedures
  • Contributing to Retail HACCP teams; reviewing, updating and maintaining HACCP systems and procedures
  • Investigating and following through non-compliance and incidents relating to enforcement and serious food safety complaints
  • Liaising with the Regional Technical Manager and Retail team to ensure customer complaints and investigations are handled and completed correctly
  • Ensuring microbiological sampling and data management is completed as directed
  • Ensuring allergen controls are appropriate and that labelling is legally compliant
  • Taking responsibility for raising the standards of hygiene and microbiological performance with operation
  • Liaising with Pest Control contractors to ensure commitments are met and to raise awareness of issues
  • Liaising with local Authority Representatives to provide problem resolution
  • Contributing to training activities where necessary

Skills

  • Level 4 (advanced) Food Hygiene qualification
  • HACCP Qualification.
  • A formal food industry related qualification, ideally HNC/ Degree in Food Science/ Technology
  • Proven technical food experience
  • Food retail or production background
  • Excellent organisational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Proven questioning, probing and investigation skills
  • Effective influencing and persuading skills
  • Report writing skills
  • IT literate – intermediate word, Excel and use of a Database system. Experience of Microsoft 365 would be beneficial

Benefits

  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 5 weeks, in addition to bank holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 6 weeks after 25 years’ service. (Pro-rata for part time)
  • After 6 months service you may be eligible  for our profit share scheme
  • You will be invited to participate in our Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary, subject to the Company meeting certain performance criteria.
  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages
  • Defined contribution management pension scheme
  • Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary

Other benefits include

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants
  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme
  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Your Application

During the application process we’ll keep in touch every step of the way.  We know how big a decision it is for you to apply for a job.  Once you do we’ll work hard to keep you up to speed on how your application is progressing.  With your help we can make your application as quick and as smooth as possible.

 


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