Senior Manager Quality Assurance Europe

Location
South West London
Salary
£70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Ref
13840485/001
Contact
Robert Faulkner
Function
Packaging
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Permanent




Oversees Quality Assurance within the company with the intent to deliver safe, consistent quality packaging performance to customers, utilising a diverse and dynamic network of packaging suppliers.



Client Details

My client is an international business with multiple UK locations. The business focuses in a number of different areas but this role is to work specifically with packaging and the manufacture of packaging materials.

Description

Key Tasks include;
  • Develop and execute risk management tools
  • Simulated Critical Incident system
  • Quality Improvement Processes
  • Customer owned schemes (e.g. ATCQ, Merlin)
  • Proactive development of position papers on regulatory aspects
  • Work with suppliers to develop and execute continuous improvement projects and compliance with legal and customer based requirements
  • Management of relationship to external auditing bodies
  • Coach supply chain partners and new suppliers to meet customer standards
  • Active support of markets to optimise local complaint management process & systems
  • Develop and understanding of relevant packaging issues and legislation for use in packaging specifications and process controls
  • Provide advice and direction to customers and suppliers on quality and regulatory aspects
  • Maintain relationships to local authorities, industrial body organisations and raw material suppliers
  • Maintain specifications for all supplied products and sign off by suppliers as part of the contractual agreements
  • Enforcement of packaging standards and specifications
  • Review and execution of specification updates
  • Identification of cross functional applications for specification data base
  • Review of external product evaluations of supplier products versus target specification
  • Train, coach colleagues in all aspects of the QA function including JDE system.
  • Dotted line management to chosen colleague(s) on direct day to day country projects


Profile

  • Educated to degree level or, with significant background in packaging / scientific processes
  • Substantial knowledge of packaging related quality & hygiene management systems
  • Management experience in food, consumer goods or packaging industry
  • Sound understanding of technical & manufacturing processes
  • Good process management skills
  • Strong in relationship building


Job Offer

Highly competitive salary + package along with the opportunity to work with a real market leader!