Certification Manager

West Midlands
£50000 - £59000 per annum + Car or Allowance
22 Nov 2018
20 Dec 2018
Joy Oguzie
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

A leading, well established FMCG/food company based in the West Midlands are growing & investing in their food auditing division & as a result, they are looking for a Certification Manager to lead the department in the next phase of their improvement journey.

Client Details

You have the chance to join a world leading organisation who are striving to improve & further develop their customer relationships & offering. As the Certification Manager you will be collaborating with the wider senior management team & you will instrumental in defining & implementing strategy to ensure their continued success.


As the Certification Manager you will be developing best practices & leading the business unit in instilling a business improvement mind-set. You will be managing an audit team maximising the potential of the department by working closely with the sales & marketing teams whilst also liaising with existing & potential customers.

In conjunction with the Head of the Department, you will have overall responsibility for the day to day management of the Certification Body. Key Responsibilities:
  • To manage the Certification Co-ordinator and the team of Auditors.
  • To ensure that compliance with the requirements of the BRC and other certification schemes is maintained.
  • To oversee coordination of audits of clients' sites within the scope of defined competencies.
  • To develop new schemes and liaise with the Business Development team to bring to market.
  • To ensure that UKAS accreditation is maintained and extended.
  • To carry out witness audits as required.
  • To correlate data and reports as required.
  • To develop, write and deliver bespoke training courses/programmes that are client specific.
  • To deliver, where appropriate relevant training and training courses.
  • To liaise with clients and external organisations as appropriate (e.g. BRC and UKAS).
  • To participate in the training programme and undergo further training as required and participate in schemes to ensure on-going competence.
  • To uphold and maintain confidentiality.


A Quality/Audit specialist with experience leading a team & the following:
  • Educated to Degree level in an agri- food related discipline e.g. Food Science, or hold an industry related qualification.
  • Significant experience in a similar role with auditing, training or Third Party Accreditation experience.
  • Strong people management and organisational skills.
  • A collaborative working style.
  • Proactive customer focus and commercial awareness.
  • Recent training in BRC Global standards is essential.
  • Awareness of regulatory trends and legislation in commercial industry situations.
  • Auditing experience is desirable.
  • Occasional travel may be required dependent on business needs so the successful candidate will need to have an element of flexibility.

Job Offer

Circa £50,000 - £59,000 + Car/Allowance + Additional Benefits

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