Hygiene Manager

Posted 08 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Technical
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameAnne McCarthy
Expiry date 02 August 2024

Job description

Why Greencore? 


We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day. 

We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn. 

Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.

Here at Manton Wood, we have a team of around 1,700 colleagues. We produce sandwiches and wraps for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Co-op, Asda, Morrisons, Boots, Aldi and Lidl. 

Our Manton Wood site has a gym, restaurant with hot food and a staff shop available to all our colleagues. 



What you'll be doing


As a hygiene manager you will drive all elements of the hygiene service within a manufacturing unit by setting standards and leading the hygiene teams to deliver our customer expectations.


Key accountabilities:

Responsible for implementation of strategy, quality, efficiency, and hygiene innovation to ensure the manufacturing unit has a hygiene service which supports the delivery of business objectives

Provide leadership and direction to the hygiene community to ensure that people are engaged, focused, and delivering their potential

Establish a holistic hygiene vision incorporating the key elements of safety, health, environment, and waste management, demonstrated through great customer relations and effective management of third-party relationships and internal cross functional working

Hygiene lead for coordination and successful delivery of all Manufacturing Unit visits and audits achieving recognition of excellent working practices which deliver growth and trust between all

Monitor, audit and review the performance of the manufacturing unit hygiene teams to identify areas of improvement and innovation to ensure hygiene activities are delivered to plan, budget, and standards beyond compliance

Delivery of projects to designated time scales and meeting all cross functional food safety and financial targets

Responsible for the preparation and management of Manufacturing Unit hygiene budget, related Capex and negotiation/maintenance of third-party contracts that supply and safeguard the integrity of Manufacturing Unit standards

Ensure that a safe working environment exists for colleagues and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set in the SHE Policy



What we’re looking for 


We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity. 

  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Holds the following qualifications in support of experience - L4 Food Hygiene, L4 HACCP, IOSH managing safely, COSHH, Allergen Awareness, CIP and Microbiological Hygiene
  • A clear financial understanding and is experienced managing in an FMCG, ideally in hygiene management
  • Experienced in managing and supporting auditing processes
  • Is well versed in pest control measures
  • Has experience working with computer programmes such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Has knowledge of the principles of chilled food manufacturing in high risk/low risk/low care
  • Has experience of leading and working with a diverse workforce
  • Has experience of integrated hygiene and environmental management systems
  • Has experience of equipment manufacture and capital expenditure requirements

These may be trained or developed. These do not all need to be in place at recruitment.

If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success. 



What you’ll get in return 

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits 
  • Holidays 
  • Pension up to 8% matched 
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary 
  • Company share save scheme 
  • Greencore Qualifications 
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform 
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform 

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.