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Food Safety Manager

Job reference 76528


  • Job Title :
    Food Safety Manager
  • Location:
    Asda House - Leeds
  • Employment Type:
  • Contract Type:
  • Hours per Week:
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary plus benefits
  • Category:
  • Closing Date:
    31 May 2023
  • Line Manager
    Robert Clapham
Job Advert

Are you an environmental health professional looking for a new role you can truly make your own? Are you looking to join an innovative and fast-moving organisation where you can make a difference?


As a fast-paced organisation with over 600 sites, the food safety programme is continually evolving. The business has ambitious plans for growth and embraces new ideas and innovation to support operational teams to succeed. As part of the Food Safety team, you will be supporting the business to effectively manage operational food safety and hygiene requirements.


Your Role:


Developing the food safety programme

  • Support to deliver a cost-effective programme that mitigates risk
  • Develop policies and procedures that align to, and support operational ways of working
  • Provide measures to ensure continuous improvement through the delivery of operational simplification
  • Analyse data to support in the creation of meaningful awareness campaigns and leadership programme insights


Business partnering

  • Support the business in the development of new store formats and fresh food customer offers  
  • Working collaboratively and cross-functionally to effectively manage risk and implement cost-effective operational solutions


Liaising with regulatory agencies

  • Communicating and working collaboratively with external agencies
  • Working collaboratively with national regulators to shape future food safety enforcement strategies
  • Work in partnership with Primary Authority to develop, review and assure operational food safety policies and procedures
  • Support operational teams to respond to regulatory contact in a timely and professional manner


About You

  • You will be a manager with a strong operational food safety background with a track record of managing food safety across a large national retail business
  • You will hold, or be actively working towards, membership of appropriate professional bodies
  • An ability to engage across multiple channels and work effectively and collaboratively across different teams
  • An ability to deliver at pace in a complex and ever-changing environment 
  • Excellent business partnering and communication skills 
  • You will lead by example and do the right thing whilst being open, honest, and accessible
  • Retail store and distribution experience would be advantageous but not a pre-requisite
  • Excellent business partnering, written and verbal communication skills are essential


Work Where it Works.

Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works. This enables you to choose where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.


You will also get a benefit package including:   


  • £5,700 company car or car allowance plus discretionary company bonus  
  • Company pension up to 7% matched  
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.  


We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.  

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Asda House - Leeds
Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS11 5AD
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