Food Safety and Compliance Officer – Wellington – The Woodward Group Limited

Food Safety and Compliance Officer
The Wishbone brand delivers a premium range of tasty and nutritious meals for the health conscious and discerning. We offer products that are nutritionally balanced and meet the dietary requirements of all our customers with a strong focus on continual improvement.

We are a rapidly growing team and are currently searching for dedicated professional to join us in the position of Food Safety and Compliance Officer. Based in our Wellington production facility, you will work closely with the team in your efforts to ensure operational and food safety and quality assurance.

Our new team member will ideally possess current experience in a similar role and a relevant tertiary education would be beneficial. You will be consultative, professional in your approach and not afraid of extremely high expectations.

Diligence, an eye for detail and impeccable communication skills are a must.

It doesn’t get much better than a role where you can drive continuous process improvement and apply best practice in business! We are a Kiwi success story, who doesn’t want to work for a brand that excites them and is going places? Our products have a pleasurable and positive impact on the lives of our customers; our team members are proud of that and that’s why they want to work for us.

In return for your dedication, we will reward you with a pivotal role that will be impactful and rewarding. For those who excel within our growing company, career advancement opportunities are abundant.

The plant operates around a series of shifts and this role will be based on the Day shift with the requirement to be flexible in assuring compliance across the board including night and weekend shifts.

The Food Safety and Compliance Officer role involves monitoring all quality, food safety and operational activities associated with producing over 50,000 units per week under a strict Food Safety Program. The position involves working within a small team in close liaison with the team supervisors, Plant Manager, Floor Manager, Product Development Manager and the Retail Support team.

The role will involve maintaining the Food Safety Manual up to date and effectively implementing all policy changes in the manufacturing process, HACCP system monitoring, food safety compliance, food handlers training, auditing of day to day operational activities, process monitoring, and daily reporting.

We are seeking a reliable and self – motivated person who wishes to establish a career within a food manufacturing environment. Good communication skills, both oral and written are essential, being able to work as part of a team as well as unsupervised, common sense and an eye for detail a must.

If you can see the next exciting step in your career working for one of the leading food manufacturers in New Zealand, then we encourage you to apply now!

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