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Hygiene Leader

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Date: 10-Oct-2021

Location: Grasse, 01, FR

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 27910 
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


More than 25,000 people have careers with Kerry. From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world.


Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.


As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.


Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Hygiene leader to join the Kerry Team in Grasse, France,


This is a Permanent Role.

Key responsibilities


This role will be reporting directly to the site Quality Manager.  The site currently have a hygiene team in place who carry out day to day sanitation of the site.  This role is for a Technical / Quality minded individual with the purpose of effectively & efficiently managing hygiene & sanitation for site.


In role you will:

  • Provide expertise on suitable chemicals and equipment to deliver appropriate cleaning methods liaising with appropriate 3rd party partners (e.g. Diversey)
  • Provide subject matter expertise as part of the onsite HACCP team
  • Accountability for the pre requisite program of cleaning and sanitation and associated budgets
  • 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
  • Primary contact for regulatory agencies, 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
  • Accountability for the development and execution of sanitation training for site staff as appropriate
  • Provide advice for stored product pest management and facility pest control & develop relationship with Pest Control Provider
  • Ensuring the management and control of site hygiene activities to ensure the effective elimination or prevention of microbiological, chemical and foreign body contamination
  • The full implementation and adherence to the Kerry Global Sanitation Standards
  • The management and control of all 3rd party hygiene service providers & agreement of SLA’s
  • 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 Report all Global & Regional Sanitation KPI’s & metrics as required

Qualifications and skills


  • French language required
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited university (biology, microbiology, food science, chemistry) or experience in lieu of education (science related)
  • Food sanitation experience
  • Experience with food safety systems and food manufacturing.
  • Experience in leading others.
  • Min HACCP 3
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Good English level
  • Effective communicator and influencer
  • Flexible and adaptable to be successful in a changing environment
  • Able to work cross functionally
  • Relationship building