Compliance Manager - Food Safety Supply - Maternity Cover

15 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Compliance Manager - Food Safety Supply (Maternity Cover)

About the role:

This role is part of the team responsible for the implementation and monitoring of Asda’s Food Safety Supply Compliance programme and providing direction on related Compliance matters within the market in coordination with the Senior Manager for Food Safety Supply. This is to enable supply chain compliance across branded and private label products supporting a robust due diligence programme.

The ideal candidate will have multi-category manufacturing experience and either have worked in retail or be familiar with retailer’s ways of working. The person shall have good people management skills, strong networking and stakeholder management skills and will work collaboratively across the whole business (both nationally and internationally). The role would suit someone with previous experience in a similar role gained within a Retail, Manufacturing, Supplier, Food Service or Regulatory environment.

The ins and outs:
  • Accountability and continuous improvement of the product withdrawals and recalls process across food and non-food products
  • Support Trading with branded recalls/withdrawals/serious incidents working with the suppliers to ensure effective close out and where necessary appropriate enforcement response
    • Developing process and framework for Direct Import (DI) food supply
  • Maintain an effective process for Branded complaints
  • Active participation in Horizon Scanning (internal / external), supporting development of policy and processes to mitigate Asda’s exposure to risk
    • Implementation and maintenance of a supplier framework across all food brand types, engaging the relevant area lead stakeholders as appropriate
  • Work with Trading to ensure branded supplier requirements encompass key technical and compliance requirements aligned to the global food safety system and where required, that appropriate monitoring is in place
  • Supplier management and communication of policies
  • Support the Senior Manager Food Safety Supply with global food safety updates and projects to drive consistency and collaboration with the Walmart family
  • Work as an enabler to your business partners, championing a positive culture of compliance, whilst supporting the teams to do the right thing
  • Producing regular reporting statistics demonstrating compliance and awareness of business area and Key Performance Indicators
  • Support the Senior Manager with projects and responsibilities across the rest of the Food Safety Supply team, as and when needed

Work out-of-hours to support incident management, including through participation on the regular Emergency on call rota.

What you’ll need:
  • Degree in Food Science or equivalent degree
  • Experience working within Retail, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Food Service or Regulatory Body in a technical role
  • Experience of working with regulators / industry bodies
  • Keen interest in the subject matter area
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional projects / teams
  • Excellent time-management skills / project management skills - Ability to prioritise and flex to business needs.
  • Good communication skills and the confidence to deal with business partners at all levels
  • Professional approach, with good inter-personal skills
  • Strong attention to detail but ability to flex to enable teams to see the bigger picture
  • Commercial & customer awareness
  • Proven track record of result delivery & decision making

  • Experience in incident management
  • Understanding of technical and manufacturing experience including BRC and HACCP.
  • Experience writing food technical policies and training to suppliers

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