Quality Manager Somerset

Job Title: Quality Manager Somerset
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH13749_1548062517
Contact Name: Sorcha Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 21, 2019 09:21

Job Description

Quality Manager

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Salary: Competitive

About the role
We are looking for a dynamic Factory Quality Manager to implement the site quality agenda for the manufacture and delivery of safe legally compliant products, which meets and exceeds the customer's expectations and requirements.

Key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:
*Actively participate as part of the Bridgwater technical team in the setting and improvement of the site Quality Management agenda and standards.
*In conjunction with the Site Quality Manager, accountable for factory implementation of the UK's Quality Management agenda, complying with legal, group and customer requirements and then working closely with the site team to ensure that aspects are performed in-line with standards.
*Ensure due diligence can be demonstrated to satisfy the requirements of external agencies.
*Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of internal KPI's to the site management team.
*Responsible for ensuring GMP and Hygiene standards are communicated to the operational teams and processes are in place to effectively monitor and manage them.
*To partake in site visits and 3rd party / customer audits. Ensure that corrective actions are implemented and drive quality improvement.
*React in a timely way to day-to-day quality/technical matters that arise, facilitating the determination of root cause, implementation of corrective action and in particular, ensuring effective systems are in place for:
oControl of non-conforming items
oManagement of customer and consumer complaints
*To work closely with the product/packaging implementation technologists and operational teams to ensure:
oThe launch and trial of new products is completed in a timely manner meeting food safety, legal and customer requirements.
oProcess changes are evaluated, risk assessed, validated and documented
*Facilitate the development of factory quality technician to support the above roles as required and create a succession plan to increase skills and flexibility throughout the site team.

About you

By nature, you are organised and persistent, able to lead a small team as well as, able to achieve the desired results by effectively influencing larger teams.

You will have a degree in Science or Food Technology or 5+ year's industry experience in a technical or quality-based role and be fully conversant with modern manufacturing methodologies, along with demonstrable operational experience, together with significant exposure gained ideally within an FMCG environment.

If you feel you'd be right for the role or would like more information, please apply directly via our website and Sorcha Allen from our Bridgwater Branch will be in touch.

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