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Food Safety Lead



This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.




  • Provide oversight, support, and governance for all aspects of hygiene at the Peterborough facility.
  • Ensure quality, food safety and operational expectations are met while preventing sanitation and design-related food safety failures.
  • Manage and review food safety risk assessment for allergens, pest control, environmental monitoring and master cleaning schedule.
  • Conduct cleaning, CIP and allergen validations and verification.
  • Oversee the plant sanitation and GMP compliance through managing the pest control and environmental control programs and assuring appropriate corrective actions when gaps exist.
  • Lead and manage the plantwide sanitation program to achieve key indicator results that support the site strategic objectives, goals, strategies and measures.
  • Provide guidance and develop technical expertise in appropriate personnel with regard to sanitation and hygienic design and controls.
  • Collaborate with facility departments to define sanitation activities and resources needed to ensure completion of Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS).  Audit MSS and complete RCCA on issues identified.
  • Provide direction and supports the daily management and work prioritization of direct reports across shifts.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to improve hygiene programs, procedures, and metrics.
  • Provide support, including training, troubleshooting, and some maintenance, to the production sanitation systems, equipment, and tools.




  • BSc in Degree in Food Science, Sanitation, Food Safety, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Food Technology, Microbiology or a related technical field of study in the applied sciences.
  • Demonstratable working experience in manufacturing plant environment in the food, beverage, flavor, ingredient and/or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience im implementing and managing validation and verification programmes for allergens, microbiological and environmental moniotoring processes.
  • Solid supervisory experience.
  • Experience with core sanitation services to include cleaning (wet and dry, COP and CIP, validation and verification of sanitation systems).
  • Experience working with SAP & MES software systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, to change thinking and lead change efforts across the organization without direct line reporting.
  • Ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization.


McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.