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Date: 13-Sep-2022

Location: Leeds, Leeds, GB

Company: Britvic

Internal Vacancy
Job Title Food Safety & Micro Specialist Location/Travel Leeds
Band B Working Hours/Shift Pattern 37.5 Mon/Fri Days 
Function Supply Chain No. of direct reports 0
Team Quality Line Manager Title Site Quality Manager
Application closing date  














At Britvic, we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company in the world.’ ‘As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.

In the UK we employ over 1,800 people and have 3 factories, 3 office locations and a national distribution centre. Over the last few years, we have installed 10 new production lines, 3 new warehouses, a combined heat and power plant (CHP), as well as providing infrastructure for further expansion.


About the Role:

To provide the Site Operational Teams with the microbiological results of the raw material and finished goods testing to ensure product integrity and protect the consumer.

Work collaboratively with shift operations teams to embed processes and standards relating to hygiene and all aspects of quality.


Key Responsibilities:

-Run the microbiological laboratory and ensure laboratory is operating to standard.

-Gather, interpret and effectively communicate the data from the results of the micro testing.

-Identify and action opportunities for improvements within laboratory and Quality management systems and develop a continuous improvement culture

-Schedule and carry out internal auditing, monitoring and verification activities including GMDP, to ensure effectiveness of management systems

-Maintain the Quality management systems and policies in order to retain relevant external and internal audit standards.

-Contribute to the development and adherence to the Quality plans.

-Support trials and new product introduction processes

-Build effective partnerships with regulatory bodies and government agencies where applicable.

-Develop, implement and maintain training packages to raise Quality and Microbiological awareness and capability within specialism.

-Carry out, maintain and review risk assessments.

-Study, identify and resolve by means of hygiene assessments any microbiological problem areas at all sites so that product integrity and company hygiene standards are maintained.

-Develop and implement communication systems to ensure optimum awareness across the site of --Hygiene and Quality standards

-Provide data, support and advice to the Site Operations Teams to improve decision making regarding quality and food safety issues


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

-In depth knowledge and experience in quality, food safety, microbiology; preferably in an FMCG environment with a good knowledge of production processes and packaging

-Previous experience of working in a specialist microbiological analytical lab and or quality function within FMCG

-Knowledge of risk assessment tools and systems implementation

-Knowledge of all relevant areas of legislation (food safety, quality, water, health & safety and microbiology)

-Excellent understanding of Food Defence is desirable



-NVQ level education or similar

-Knowledge of HACCP principles

-Intermediate Food Hygiene


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive

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