Hygiene Supervisor

Position Overview:

Due to growth of our manufacturing areas in Blackburn we are now looking for a Hygiene Supervisor to join our team on the day shift.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.




Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike’s World, Goodwyns, Davies, Oceanic and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs. As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics. With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.


  • Ensure all cleaning is completed to the required standard.
  • Day to day supervision of Hygiene Operatives.
  • Ensure Hygiene Operatives are trained and developed in their areas.
  • Ensure that all rules and regulations relating personal hygiene and statutory health and safety requirements are always met.
  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels to ensure smooth efficiency.
  • Communicate absences to the Hygiene Manager.
  • Maintain and update Hygiene Documentation to meet with customer and auditing bodies’ requirements and ensure all required documentation is completed and returned to the Hygiene Manager.
  • Monitor the concentration of chemicals during cleaning and record titrations.
  • Highlight any equipment issues to the Engineering team and the Hygiene Manager
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with Manufacturing, Engineering and the QA Team.
  • Ensure all staff follow the correct Manual Handling procedures.
  • Carry out root cause analysis to eliminate reoccurring downtime issues and Micro OOS.
  • Support and promote the Continuous Improvement culture through the embedding of tools, techniques, processes and behaviours.
  • Deputise for Hygiene Manager in their absence.
  • Attend hygiene related meetings when required.
  • Be aware of the required KPI’s and ensure these have been monitored and delivered.

Key attributes and skills:

  • Experience gained from a similar Hygiene role with team supervisory experience.
  • Experience gained from a food manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance.
  • Motivational skills. Ability to drive Team performance.
  • Self-Development.
  • Ability to problem solve.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cv to recruitment@petschoice.co.uk