Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + plus company car + Benefits
Posted: 2 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Food, Food Food
Contact Name: Leena Raja

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Safety, Quality, Security & Environment Manager (SQSE)

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Safety, Quality, Security & Environment Manager to join a forward thinking and fast-growing food/FMCG company based in Carlisle.

My client is an ambitious and fast-growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people. As Proud bakers they don't compromise on the quality of ingredients in their products

The successful candidate will lead the Food Safety, Product Quality, Hygiene and Pest Control, and process integrity for the site in accordance with companies' central policies and procedures. You will provide the site with value adding SQSE team services including the management of Quality systems, Food Safety, Pest Control, Site Hygiene, Internal audits and inbound material standards. Additionally, this role will support the site in resolving issues, incidents and events and in the delivery of compliance to all Legal, companies' retailer and other relevant external Standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the implementation of the Central SQSE strategy on site.
  • Lead the maintenance of site SQSE systems to the standards determined by the Central SQSE team and by regulatory bodies.
  • Drives adherence to and continuous improvement of the relevant site systems, standards and procedures.
  • Have a key role in loss prevention, investigations and reporting results. Is a crucial member of the site CIM (Crisis & Incident Management Team).
  • Ensures development of knowledge for self, team and site members, both to achieve / maintain relevant and appropriate SQSE qualifications and to keep up to date with legislative changes and their impact on the site/business.
  • Is a member of the site's Leadership team and provides effective leadership and co-ordination of the SQSE team resources within the site to ensure they are prepared to manage all relevant compliance issues and challenges.
  • In conjunction with the Central / Regional SQSE Manager, collaborates closely with all external accreditation bodies, local Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), Trading Standards Officers (TSOs), companies Consumer Services Team and companies Retail customers.
  • Responsible for coordinating the sites compliance validation processes by internal and external bodies including Central companies audits, Customer Audits, BRC, SEDEX and any other bodies agreed with the companies Central SQSE team.
  • Supports Manufacturing teams in ensuring compliance and issue resolution arising from internal and external audits. Co-ordinates the issue close out documentation and reporting.
  • Coaches / advises managers in the implementation of robust compliance initiatives, processes, and tools and facilitate timely delivery of objectives.
  • Manages the site SQSE budgets and actively seeks out opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Facilitates the SQSE Capital spend for the site and the creation of the SQSE Capital list focusing on gap analysis and continuous improvement.

What do you need for this role:

  • Proven QA or Food Safety experience with confidence working at a managerial role in a FMCG environment
  • Formal Auditing Qualification
  • ISO lead auditor
  • Level 4 Food Safety
  • Level 4 HACCP
  • Resilience and agility to manage a constantly evolving environment
  • Proven track record to work with individuals at different levels across a range of functions
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Effective communication and influencing skills
  • Purpose-led and positive approach to keep the team passionate and motivated.


  • Multiple site experience
  • Previous line management experience
  • Degree in HSE or Food / Science based subject

To be successful in this role you will need to be purpose-led, resilient and positive to succeed. In return my client will offer global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact.

The Salary for this role is £45,000 - £50,000 + Car Allowance, Bonuses and other excellent benefits


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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