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Compliance Manager - Cardiff

Compliance Manager
Location: Cardiff
Work Days: Full Time (37.5 hours - Monday to Friday)
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (dependant on experience)
Reports to: Technical Manager

Job Background

We are excited to be offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced Compliance Manager to join Finsbury Food Group. The successful candidate will be joining a manufacturing company who are investing in new business opportunities and growth. The role will join a new team in Cardiff.

The Compliance Manager will be managing all production for the site and therefore responsible for driving compliance across the site. This is a broad role, and we’re looking for someone that has strong experience in this area and has a strong desire to be part of an exciting opportunity with the business.   

It is an excellent time to join this growing business as further investments are planned for 2018 and beyond.

Role Summary

  • Assist in the management and development of the site technical functions incorporating and consistent with the site quality manual
  • To provide technical liaison between all departments, suppliers and customers to ensure products met the quality, safety and legality requirements.
  • To provide knowledge and advice regarding all food safety and compliance issues
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Food Safety, Legality and Quality Systems, ensuring that
  • Ensure compliance on all aspects of Technical training and development standards throughout the site
  • To maintain contact with representatives of outside organisations including customers, suppliers and enforcing authorities
  • To provide a response to technical, nutritional and food safety queries from internal departments or external customers.
  • The implementation of standards throughout the site and the development of relevant systems.
  • To run the site internal auditing program to ensure continuous improvement.
  • To devise and implement a GMP monitoring system to set against line management KPI’s.
  • Acting as a key contact with retail customer auditors and responsible for ensuring the execution of corrective actions and ongoing compliance with customer specifications and codes of practice.
  • Assisting the Technical Manager in setting and monitoring of individual KPI’s within the technical team
  • To manage allergen control in all areas of the site and to maintain the accuracy of product allergen information held on the technical database.
  • To maintain a high level of awareness of UK and European regulatory issues and technical legislation which is likely to impact on the business and communication of these issues to all relevant parties.
  • To write and review all technical policy guidelines and approve all amendments to the quality management system and checking that all manuals located throughout the company are correctly maintained.

Skills/Knowledge and Experience


    • Has practical and technical knowledge of bread, confectionery and/or cake.  
    • Food Science or related degree or further education i.e. A Food Degree, Micro biology Degree, HND
    • Experience within the Food Industry
    • Working knowledge of relevant legislative criteria and industry standards for food production
    • Cost and commercial awareness, conceptual thinking with an outstanding concern for quality.


  • Experience of working with multiple departments and stakeholders
  • Experience in completing food safety and quality checks as part of development
  • Experience of delivering against key KPIs and performance targets relating to quality

 About the Person

    • A self-starter, and able to perform independently
    • Experience of implementing new ideas, processes, and systems
    • Desire to develop themselves and grow with the business
    • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to motivate others and build effective relationships
    • Ability to liaise and build relationships with external suppliers
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
    • Have pride in your work and display behaviours that align with the company vision and values (Teamwork, Ownership, Communication, Honesty and Respect).
    • Self-motivated, with the ability to motivate others, along with the ability to work on own initiative, as well as possessing team working skills and able to demonstrate a continuous improvement ethos.

You will be based at the Cardiff facility, but may be required to travel to and carry out duties at other facilities within the group and customer base. This is typically a 37.5-hour per week, however, flexibility may be required.

Application method: Visit our careers page and apply online

Closing date: January 23rd  2019

If you are interested in this position please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send us your CV and covering letter

Company Description

Finsbury Food Group is a leading speciality bakery manufacturer, producing a diverse range of cakes, bread and bakery snack products for the major UK multiple retailers, and for the foodservice channel. Finsbury acquired the Fletchers Bakery Group in 2014 and Johnstone Just Desserts in 2015 making Finsbury one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK, with annualised revenues of approximately £300m.

The Group includes the following brands and companies: Lightbody, Memory Lane Cakes, Campbell’s, Fletchers, Kara, Grain D’Or, Nicholas & Harris, Johnstone’s Food Service and Lightbody Europe.

Memory Lane Cakes site in Cardiff is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pre-packed cakes, producing under the Thornton’s, Disney, Weight Watchers and Universal brands, as well as its own brand. Memory Lane is one of Cardiff’s largest Private employer, with around 850 staff fulfilling a round-the-clock operation at its eight-acre site, producing millions of cakes, tray bakes and seasonal treats each year. Our vision is to ‘be the leading specialty bakery group in the UK’ and we achieve this through recruiting people that deliver against our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Communication, Ownership and Respect.

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