Supplier Quality Manager, Food Manufacturing, Lancashire
Newly created Senior Quality Manager role...
Driving high quality standards across the supply base for a leading branded food business
This Supplier Quality Manager role is a great opportunity for you to shape a newly created position and become a key member of the technical team. You would be joining a successful branded food business that has seen fantastic growth. You would be based at a well-invested, impressive manufacturing site and lead on all Quality & Food Safety aspects of raw material supply.
Managing a small QA Team you will take ownership of circa 45 suppliers across different product categories and packaging. Our client believes in developing long-term, collaborative supplier relationships and a key part of this role will be around coaching suppliers, sharing best practice and driving continuous improvement. This is a business that sets the bar high for its suppliers, to ensure it maintains its high quality standards for the brand. Your team will maintain raw material testing regimes and any issues raised or highlighted via the Production team will need to be quickly evaluated and acted upon. You'll need flexibility to visit suppliers at short notice and fast decision making capability to assess risk and protect the brand.
You'll need to be comfortable on the factory floor, able to identify issues and find pragmatic, effective solutions. You're likely to have 3rd party auditing experience and knowledge of a range of product categories - essentially this needs to include high-risk experience.
This is a company with a genuine team work mentality across all functions and a long-standing workforce who are clearly incredibly passionate about the brand. It's rare to see such a good staff retention rate in the food industry and this is testament to the friendly and supportive working environment.
If you want to be part of a technical team that drives industry leading quality standards and part of a business that is enjoying significant growth, get in touch to find out more about this new opportunity.
REF. RLP894042 By Focus Management
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