Retail Customer Quality Manager

Blue Spark
West Sussex
Closing date
13 Feb 2021

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This renowned global business are leaders in their field and strive for growth and excellence in all they produce. With an impressive and ever expanding product portfolio, this company supply major retailers, food service and OOH customers alike. To ensure they keep the customer at the heart of all they do, they are now seeking a proactive and commercially savvy Retail Customer Quality Manager to join the team.

The Role

Reporting into the Sales Director this role will see you cultivate strong and thriving retail customer relationships, ensuring all technical needs are met in full and to the highest degree. You will build and lead the strategy of key accounts, agreeing key targets and KPIs. You will operate across multiple manufacturing sites to ensure projects are communicated effectively to the technical and commercial teams in order to deliver technical excellence.

You will collaborate cross-functionally to lead and drive a technical perspective on all NPD from concept through to launch. With your technical expertise you will lead by example, seeking new ways to champion quality. You will also review systems and procedures, identifying where improvements can be made. You will collaborate with Technical Managers to find solutions with reducing complaints, reaching targets and aligning budgets.

This role is very customer focused with regular communications to keep your key customers updated on any product and quality related issues, helping to drive continuous improvement plans.  You will manage all Technical Customer visits to site which you will see as on opportunity to nurture your collaborative relationships and drive business growth, as well as successful partnerships.

The Person

This role would suit a customer focused Quality or Technical Manager with experience of working with major retailers who really understands all the facets of managing the quality agenda for new and existing products.  Experience of working across multiple manufacturing sites would be beneficial but not essential.

Ideally you will be educated to a degree level in Food science or related subject and will have good experience of food safety and quality systems as well as an understanding of the major retailer’s quality standards.

You will thrive in a customer centric role where you are at ease communicating with a wide variety of people and have the technical knowledge and passion to influence change.  You will be motivated by finding technical solutions in order to aid your customers and the wider business. Being quality focused, commercially astute and a natural at building relationships is a must for this role.

Please note this role is based at the companies West Sussex site 5 days a week and will require travel to other sites when needed.


Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Contact Us
  • 34 - 36 The Broadway
  • Haywards Heath
  • RH16 3AL
  • United Kingdom
  • 0345 2600 737
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