Food Safety Microbiologist Fixed Term Contract

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Rugby, GB, CV21 1HA

Company: Britvic



At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. 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.  


We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J2O, R. White’s & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


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

Key Responsibilities:


  1. Run the microbiological laboratory and ensure laboratory is operating to standard.
  2. Gather, interpret and communicate effectively the data from the results of the micro testing. 
  3. Identify and action opportunities for improvements within laboratory and Quality management systems and develop a continuous improvement culture
  4. Schedule and carry out internal auditing, monitoring and verification activities to ensure effectiveness of management systems
  5. Maintain the Quality management systems and policies in order to retain relevant external and internal audit standards.
  6. Contribute to the development of the Quality and Environment plans
  7. Support trials and new product introduction processes 
  8. Build effective partnerships with regulatory bodies and government agencies
  9. Develop, implement and maintain training packages to raise Quality and Microbiological  awareness and capability within specialism
  10. Carry out, maintain and review risk assessments.
  11. 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.
  12. Develop and implement communication systems to ensure optimum awareness across the site of Hygiene and Quality standards
  13. Provide data, support and advice to the Site Operations Teams to improve decision making regarding quality and food safety issues


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:


  1. In depth knowledge and experience in quality, food safety, microbiology; preferably in an FMCG environment with a good knowledge of production processes and packaging
  2. Previous experience of working in an specialist microbiological analytical lab
  3. Knowledge of risk assessment tools and systems implementation 
  4. Knowledge of all relevant areas of legislation (food safety, quality, water, health & safety and microbiology)
  5. Excellent understanding of Food Defence is desirable




  1. Knowledge of HACCP principles
  2. 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