International Food Safety Lead

West Midlands
C£80k + Bonus + Car allowance
28 Aug 2019
25 Sep 2019
Laura Willis
Contract Type
Full Time
International Food Safety Lead

£80,000 - £85,000 + Car + Bonus

West Midlands


A global, multimillion-pound food manufacturing business is currently recruiting for a strategically significant European Food Safety Lead. No two days will be the same in this diverse role where you will manage and lead the food safety strategy across all the businesses European sites and be the key contact on all food safety issues. The function continues to grow and requires strong technical leadership in this highly important role which will ensure standards are truly world class. 


The role:
  • To support the development of products, and processes to ensure they are safe throughout the supply chain, implementing common practices and identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Manage international departments coordinating activities with the Food Safety Managers
  • Participate on Global HACCP with the team to provide world class food safety policies
  • Responsible for maintaining key contacts with external organisations
  • Develop and lead the MEU Food Safety department strategies and projects, proactively assessing data and information, identifying and reacting to potential issues

The person

  • PhD or Degree in Microbiology or Toxicology (or related Food Safety area)
  • Knowledge of HACCP and Food Safety programs (e.g. GMP, GHP, Pathogen Environmental Monitoring, facility/Equipment design)
  • Strong management skills, handling complex situations and change management
  • Awareness of quality systems/processes and regulatory standard/guidance
  • Experience of working with a range of food products

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