Quality Assurance Manager – Food

Quality Assurance Manager – Food

Ref: JO-2009-108276 | £275 - £300 per day | Location:Woking, Surrey, England | Added:12/03/21

This FMCG retailer is currently looking for a Quality Manager for their branded food range. This business has operations in the UK and internationally & is looking for someone to lead the UK Customer & Quality team to make sure all 3rd party ingredients and finished products meet and deliver the exemplary quality and technical standards required.

The roles and responsibilities of this Quality Manager are –

  • Leading and managing all quality audits (internal and external) for the business
  • Develop and be a part of the UK & European quality testing plan
  • Responsible to ensure a smooth product hand-over from R&D through to launch
  • Overseeing all finished product quality assessment and overseeing the reporting & tracking
  • recommendation of improvements when needed
  • customer services support
  • Owning the MSO audits
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with SMETA – Ethical trade audit
  • Management of any reactive product recall
  • Carry out supplier approval audits and external visits
  • Update on BRC certificates, Reports, HACCP, Social Association certificates etc

To be successful in this Quality Assurance Manager position-

  • Experienced Quality Manager experience with another food manufacturer, FMCG, supplier or retailer
  • Food safety and compliance is essential
  • The role will require travel in the UK & Europe for external audits
  • Trained auditor – with internal and external audit experience is essential
  • Ideally have a Food technologist degree or similar
  • Great communicator and the ability to build rapport quickly
  • Pro-active and diplomatic to handle difficult situations
  • Positive and enthusiastic with passion for organic brands
  • Problem solver when needing further information or assurances
  • The role will suit a candidate based in the Bracknell, Woking, Reading or Farnham surrounding areas

Benefits of this Quality Manager position –

  • Salary (up to £53,000) and benefits as below or the above day rate
  • Car Allowance
  • Bonus
  • private healthcare
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension and Flexi-Working – home and office and start and finish times
  • Car Park on site.

This role is initially a 12-month contract with a potential of a position after the contract so will require someone with a 1 month notice or less! If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you, please send your cv quoting the reference JO-2009-108276

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