Quality Assurance Manager (Tilbrook/Enfield)

Location
Enfield Lock, London (Greater)
Salary
Up to £34,000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted
05 Mar 2019
Closes
02 Apr 2019
Ref
HRV298
Job Function
Food & Beverage
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

ROLE OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE   

To ensure the safety and quality of products through the development, implementation and monitoring of food safety and quality assurance systems by planning, organising and controlling the sites quality functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To support and assist the Technical Manager and site teams
  • To carry out routine QA checks at Enfield and Tilbrook
  • To train, monitor, control and co-ordinate QA/QC activities at Enfield and support of Tilbrook
  • Organise training & development of staff
  • Implement and ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures relating to Food Safety and Quality
  • Liaise with Customers and External Authorities
  • Assist in the maintenance of full BRC accreditation for the site; maintain BRC Grade AA certification
  • Assist in the maintenance of full Red Tractor accreditation for the site
  • Achieve successful governmental, customer and additional marketing scheme audits
  • To ensure that QA and QC procedures are implemented, audited and maintained
  • To monitor and improve hygiene standards
  • To ensure effective and prompt response to customer complaints and monitoring systems
  • To ensure that customer returns are monitored and investigated as appropriate
  • To liaise with Purchasing Department in matters relating to product specifications and supplier conformance
  • To develop new initiatives to improve standards
  • Maintain and implement the Quality Management and HACCP  system  and maintain all necessary records
  • To carry out testing and tasting of raw materials and products

COMPANY INITIATIVES AND COMPLIANCE 

  • To comply with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to the role
  • Support Company Initiatives and demonstrate Company Values at all times
  • Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company
  • Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of yourself and others whilst at work and to comply with the Company’s policies and legislation
  • All individuals are expected to maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job and participate in appropriate learning and development activities

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • A degree or equivalent in a food or science related subject would be highly advantageous
  • Food safety standards certificate / qualification
  • Previous experience working in a food manufacture / food science would be highly advantageous
  • Knowledge of food quality assurance and quality management systems
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience of liaising with external customers and complaint handling
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative, be flexible and self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate, especially with Microsoft packages
  • Understanding of health, safety and hygiene procedures

This is a description of the role as it is presently constituted and is a summary of the main duties but is not exhaustive. It may be reviewed and/or updated regularly in discussion with the post holder or as organisational focus/needs change

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