Quality Assurance Director (EMEA)

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing.
West London
Closing date
2 Nov 2019

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Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
London (West)
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This company is all about it's people. They are looking specifically for ambitious individuals whom is willing to drive quality as being at the forefront of the the supplier's focus, internationally.

Client Details

Incredibly well known FMCG brand based just outside of West-London,with an international presence.


The key responsibilities of the QA Director are:

  • Conducting Quality & Food Safety Management System Audits throughout the Supply Chain as scheduled.

  • Management of assigned Non-Conformance and Incidents to ensure the appropriate tracking, root cause analysis and completion of the appropriate corrective actions (CAPA).

  • Provide technical support on the products, the production processes and materials as required.

  • To analyse data, provide interpretation of data & written reports as requested (external lab analysis, NPD data, stability data, metrics and scorecards).

  • Implement new procedures & improve the existing procedures as part of the QMS.

  • To build effective relationships with customers, suppliers, contract manufacturers & internal stakeholders.

  • Communicate effectively to all levels of the business, including senior management, peers, colleagues, partners & direct reports.

  • Deputise as required for the regional VP & other QA Directors within the business.

  • Travel to the co packing & supplier production sites across the EMEA region as required to support investigations, provide technical support to trial productions, ensure appropriate change control and to conduct Quality & Food Safety Management System Audits.

  • Manage, train and develop direct reports.


The Successful QA Director will:

  • A science or engineering degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within the Quality function of a Food & Beverage organisation.

  • Experience of external QMS & FSMS Auditing, preferably trained as a Lead Auditor on Food Safety Management Systems or on an ISO standard.

  • Experience of Non Conformance and Incident Management.

  • Experience of supporting NPD projects & production trials.

  • Additional Language skills advantageous.

  • Experience with statistical analysis and Six sigma/ Lean methodologies advantageous.

  • Fully computer literate (Microsoft Office and databases)

Job Offer

Highly competitive salary and benefits package

Michael Page International is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world. The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

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