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Hygiene Lead

Requisition ID 33537 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-OO1 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry


A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Hygiene Lead (Quality) to join the Kerry Taste & Nutrition team in Dursley, Gloucestershire


As the Hygiene Lead your main focus will be on the management of hygiene system

You will be a valued team member of the Quality department reporting to the site Quality Manager.


Key responsibilities


  • Lead all matters Hygiene-related. Effectively & efficiently manage hygiene & sanitation for site
  • Provide expertise on suitable chemicals and equipment to deliver appropriate cleaning methods, liaising with appropriate 3rd party partners for support as necessary. Ensure that they are delivering against the Kerry SLA.
  • Accountability for Managing the Sanitation Program and Sanitation KPI’s to ensure implementation of procedures and processes in accordance to Kerry Global, GFSI, Customer, Regulatory standards and Codes of Practice
  • Provide the site management team with detailed regular reports including the trended analysis of the site hygiene performance against set KPI’s and agreed metrics and milestones
  • Primary contact for Kerry internal and other third-party audits concerning sanitation and to ensure effective actions in place for any gaps identified
  • Support Hygienic Design, Sanitation Continuous Improvements, Environmental Monitoring programmes, RCA
  • Overseeing pest control. Primary contact for pest control contractor
  • Support the site environmental monitoring programme as required with routine swabbing and trend analysis
  • Assist the Quality Manager with quality-based project work and ad hoc investigations


  • Become an active member of site HACCP teams and assist with annual reviews and updates of HACCP plans
  • Internal auditing, including but not limited to hygiene audits
  • Observe Company Health & safety rules and safe working practices at all times.
  • Undertake any additional duties as necessitated by the needs of the business and as directed by management.

Qualifications and skills


  • Proficient written, numerical, and verbal skills
  • Fluency of English language 
  • Ability to record, interpret and analyse process data
  • Food Hygiene Level 4 or equivalent
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Pest Management


  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools.
  • The ability to identify and actively plan improvements.
  • Display a willingness to learn  
  • Strong self-discipline and a structured approach to improvements
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be successful in a changing environment

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