Compliance Manager (Food Manufacturing) Harwich, Essex

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have current Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

  • Salary: Competitive/Negotiable (DOE)
  • Status: Full Time / Permanent
  • Location: Harwich, Essex

Surya Foods is one of the largest suppliers of authentic world foods in the UK and the company behind fastest growing UK rice brand, Laila – part of the rapidly expanding, family run Flying Trade Group (FTG) which boasts an annual UK turnover in excess of £130-million and operates in over 30 countries. Impressive growth has seen FTG enter the 2018 Sunday Times Top Track 250 league tables and the Sunday Times International Track 200 in 2019 and in 2020 company sales are already growing at 30%.

We supply 100’s of products into supermarket giants Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Co-Op, Iceland. We supply key customers such as Bestway, Brakes and Bidfood in our every growing food service channel. We also supply over 1000 independent retail accounts across the UK which is the heartbeat of our business, as well as our recently created online store selling over 2000 SKU’s. Surya Foods also represents some leading imported brands including Britannia Biscuits, National Foods, FOCO, Ajinomoto and Samai among others as part of our World Foods ranges.

With rapid expansion plans over next 3 years, we are planning on launching another 100 SKU’s this year, bringing new products and innovation to every sales channel. We are dramatically expanding our business with new capacity, new manufacturing capability and a much bigger commercial, marketing and buying team. We are embarking on a journey from specialist World Foods supplier to a leading FMCG mainstream manufacturer that is truly multi-channel and global.

To facilitate this growth, we are seeking a Compliance Manager who will be based at our 11 acre manufacturing, distribution and head office site in Harwich, Essex.

The ideal candidate will have sound food manufacturing knowledge and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update technical team on legislation/customer requirements changes
  • Perform gap analysis against legislation and customer requirements
  • Trend technical compliance across sites – Micro results/ audit/complaints
  • Manage supplier approval programme
  • Manage Raw material specification approval
  • Reviewing procedural documentation and compliance
  • Manage and oversee site QMS
  • Review artworks and labels for compliance

Skills / Experience: 

  • Sound experience and knowledge gained within the food manufacturing industry
  • Food technology (or similar) degree – or equivalent industry experience
  • UK and EU labelling knowledge
  • Experience in performing internal audits and complaint investigations
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Food microbiology knowledge
  • Good verbal and written communication in English
  • Full clean driving licence essential
  • Must be flexible to travel to various site locations within the UK
  • Flexible working hours may occasionally be required

If you want to join us on our exciting journey and have the experience and dedication required to take us to the next level, we would love to hear from you.


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