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Veterinary Auditor

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Wolverhampton, UK, WV9 5EU Cargill’s European poultry business is a leading supplier and innovator of further processed chicken products for retail, food service and food manufacturing customers. Our state-of-the-art further chicken processing plant is based in Wolverhampton, where we produce breaded and battered chicken products. We are looking for a highly motivated Veterinary Compliance Officer, this exciting and challenging opportunity will involve working with suppliers and external stakeholders to manage animal welfare, food safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Additionally the role will focus on ensuring relevant external stakeholders have accurate and current information related to the management and auditing of suppliers related to; slaughterhouses, deboning plants, broiler grow-out farms, feed/feed ingredients, feedmills, hatcheries, and warehouses.

Main Tasks:

+ Responsible for assessing & assuring compliance to the animal welfare standards throughout the supply chain

+ Monitoring compliance of antibiotic usage and standards; investigating any deviations

+ Responsible for the microbiological surveillance of suppliers and collaboratively solving any changes in performance

+ Managing the implementation of new policy standards with suppliers

+ Supply chain auditing, visiting raw material suppliers to ensure compliance to requirements and applicable legislation

+ Create audit reports, define corrective actions and follow up implementation plans; in the event of non-conformances, ensure they are escalated to the relevant parties, including but not limited to the technical supplier specialist team, procurement and commercial teams

+ Accountable for the approval of new suppliers to the business supply chain

+ Create a culture of relationship management to ensure strong relationship with suppliers

+ Support customer enquiries at all stages of the supply chain

+ Maintain alibrary of up to date information such as supplier specifications that can be accessed at short notice


Requirements for the position:

+ Formal Veterinarian qualification and/or proven experience in Poultry production is preferred (other meat inspection experience would be considered)

+ Bachelors / Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Meat Science or equivalent

+ A solid understanding of technical food safety and quality documentation

+ High ethical standards, with the wiliness to ‘challenge the status quo’

+ Experience in a complex multi-site/ multi-supplier organisation would be preferred but not essential

+ An engaging, positive approach with a ‘can do’ mentality, who can solve problems and communicate with people at all levels

+ Comfortable with change and ambiguity and able to prioritise effectively

+ Strong data analytical skills, any experience with data systems i.e. Enablon, SAP would be a plus

+ A ‘continuous improvement’ mentality

+ Fluent in English (written and spoken), other European languages would be desirable, e.g. French or Dutch

+ Due to the multi-site nature of Cargill, frequent European travel will be required

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world. Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more


Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location

United Kingdom-ENG-Wolverhampton



Job Type



Day Job

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