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Hygiene & Food Safety Manager

Date: Jun 29, 2022

Location: Belview, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia


Hygiene and Food Safety Manager


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford,,, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for end to end optimisation of microbiological standards across all plant processes across production, filling and packing, utilities and milk intake;
  • Ensure development, implementation and maintenance of a robust environmental control and monitoring programme e.g. cleaning and sanitation practices, hygienic zoning etc.;
  • Act as Process SME (Subject Matter Expert) and technical support for all production impacting issues relating to microbiological standards;
  • Establish performance standards and optimise performance across microbiological standards;
  • Work closely with Plant Qualification Lead to qualify/re-qualify processes to the appropriate performance KPIs;
  • Ensure testing is performed as per product specification requirements and cGMP;
  • Support validation activities and cleaning verification;
  • Monitor, report and trend on microbiological data and develop corrective actions relating to the environment and production processes;
  • Troubleshoot issues and identify opportunities to enhance performance in microbiological standards;
  • Ownership of microbiological driven documentation including design, development and roll-out of Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and training documentation;
  • As SME for microbiological standards, work with training to design, plan and deliver training to new and existing employees;
  • Support development and deployment of training to employees on food safety requirements and hygiene;
  • Conduct daily plant hygiene walk downs and report at the morning meeting on the hygiene status of the plant;
  • Maintain the MSS for cleaning in the plant.


Key Requirements:

  • Well rounded experience in a food safety and risk management role. Ensuring compliance in agricultural, food & dairy industries;
  • Proven track record in our industry specific risks and mitigation programs of same;
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in food sciences or dairy technology, Master degree is preferable;
  • 3 to 5 years related job experience within the industry;
  • Experience with microbial, chemical contaminants risk assessments and controls;
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead and drive change to achieve organisation standards, strong technical ability and attention to detail to do the job at a high level of accomplishment;
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers;
  • Ability to analyse data, recognise trends and recommend actions to drive continuous improvement.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.

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At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.