Greencore Group

Quality Assurance Manager - Nights

19 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Greencore Group
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Company Information

Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.

It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.

Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.

Greencore Food to Go Northampton is undergoing unprecedented growth with over £30 Million invested in our site. The end result is that we have recently opened our 5th unit. Greencore always look to put people at the core, and at Northampton our Learning and Development team have delivered well over 30,000 hours of training in the past year alone. We offer a clear and well defined career path and will actively look at how we can enable our colleagues to push themselves forward.

The Role

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you will lead and co-ordinate the work of the quality assurance teams to deliver, and implement service improvement, in line with operational day to day needs with regards to safety, quality, legality and customer requirements.

Key Accountabilities

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you will direct the team to deliver the quality management system including the internal audit plan in order to ensure compliance with customer, manufacturing unit, legislative, divisional and strategic requirements.

You will provide information and demonstrate operational practice in support of external audits to enable compliance with customer requirements.

You will also continue to develop the capability of the QA team through the Technical Strategy and to monitor departmental KPI's adjusting team activity to ensure targets are achieved.

You will be responsible for planning and maintaining resource utilisation in order to advise the required QA tasks and to lead and deliver a project(s) to create business effectiveness and cost efficiency.

You will build production capability and understand to achieve relevant technical requirements as well as ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the SHE Policy.

Skills & Experience

You will need a food degree or equivalent qualification and or relevant experience, internal audit experience, Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate level 3, relevant food manufacturing experience and Level 3 Health and Safety.

You will have the ability to use computer programmes including word, excel and related technical IT packages and experience with HACCP principles and practice.

You will also have knowledge of technical KPIs, basic knowledge of weight legislation, legal labelling -basic requirements and allergen awareness-implications / related to labelling.

You will have nutritional awareness, shelf life determination and awareness, knowledge of hygiene & disinfection principles, basic micro awareness and principles of risk assessment.