Quality Assurance Director

The Advocate Group
Excellent salary dependent on experience plus benefits package
Closing date
20 Oct 2019

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Are you an experienced Quality Assurance Director with a background in the FMCG industry? Have you worked within a blue chip organisation and are looking to join a fast paced and growing business with an international presence? If so, please read on!

The Company:

The business are a global FMCG business who have expanded rapidly across the EMEA region. Due to the achievement of ambitious growth targets, they are looking to add a Quality Assurance Director to their team to focus on supporting and improving the QA processes across the EMEA region.

The Role:

  • Travel to production sites across the EMEA region to provide technical support, support investigations, ensure proper change control and conduct Quality and Food Safety Management System Audits
  • Management of assigned non-conformances and incidents
  • Implement new processes and improve the existing procedures as part of the Quality Management System
  • Build effective relationships with customers, suppliers, contract manufacturers and internal stakeholders
  • Manage, train and develop direct reports

The Candidate:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within a senior leadership role within the Quality function of a blue chip organisation, within the food or drink industry
  • Experience of external QMS and FSMS auditing, preferably trained as a lead auditor on food safety management systems or an ISO standard
  • Experience of supporting NPD projects and production trials
  • Excellent language skills both written and verbal, additional European language skills advantageous
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and hardworking, committed to a career in Quality Management
  • Ability to adapt to change and willing to travel

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When it comes to finding the right fit for your professional needs, a unique approach gets results. That’s why the Advocate Group provides a bespoke service for every requirement.

We use discerning Search & Selection techniques, normally associated with executive roles, to all permanent and interim key hires and candidates.

We’re the business partner that elevates your workforce and career. Our clients see us as an integral part of their company, with over 90% coming back with repeat business.



We have extensive experience, gained nationally and globally. Our network of contacts and research executives keep us informed about the challenges facing your industry.

To supplement the expert insights you share with us, our consultants are skilled in shaping recruitment strategies right for you.

We specialise in:

  • FMCG
  • Consumer Durables
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Technology


Contact Us
  • The Advocate Group
  • 1 St Peter's Square
  • Manchester,
  • M2 3DE
  • GB
  • 0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
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