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Quality System Specialist

Closing date
26 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Position Purpose And Primary Accountabilities
  • Co-ordinate and lead internal Quality Management Systems
  • Owner of Hold and Release process ensuring RCA and CAPA have been effectively identified and are actioned before timely closure
  • Use the DMAIC process/problem solving tools to improve Quality metrics
  • Monitoring budget spend and reporting to Quality Manager
  • Work closely with Quality admin on complaint investigation and driving continuous improvement
  • Participate/lead in HACCP meetings and own updates relating to HACCP on site
  • Voice of QFS team in upcoming site projects and identifying and owning the actions to drive them for effective closure with support from wider QFS team & project stakeholders
  • Training and coaching of front line teams:
    • In new and existing quality and regulatory systems (validation and refresher training)
    • Understanding of QMS, BRC and the implementation thereof
    • Understand behaviours and support behavioural change at point of value via coaching GEMBAs
  • Drive and own site compliance to standards (BRC, AIB) via GEMBAs, verification audits etc.
  • Active participation in site external audits
  • Guardian of site compliance to legal & regulatory standards (e.g. weight control)
  • Owner of concessions and variances
  • Owner of Traceability and Mock exercises
  • Provide SAP QM support to site team as and where required
  • Driving the agenda of food safety culture

  • Post A Level qualification (BSc; BTech or Food Tech)
  • Previous audit experience either as an auditor or as an auditee specifically in a quality environment
  • Experience of implementation and maintenance of Quality management systems
  • Knowledge of quality systems & processes (e.g. SPC, weight control & auditing)
  • Experience of using management information systems such as SAP, etc
  • HACCP Level 2 or above
  • Food Safety, Allergens, HACCP, Internal Auditing

Required Competencies:
  • Strong decision making based on facts, risks and information gathered
  • Strong ability to audit against process and product specifications
  • Ability to trouble shoot quality issues in a fast pace production environment
  • Facilitation of root cause analysis with excellent analytical / problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of work streams concurrently and prioritise workload with clear objective to meet project timelines
  • Ability to work autonomously and seek advice/ escalate issues as required
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills MS Office, SAP
  • Previous experience in people management desired

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a dynamic team and challenging environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage ever changing priorities
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to influence decision making at different levels
  • Strong coaching and facilitation skills


If you're ready to build a fantastic career with some of Britain's best-loved brands, bring your unique talents to our existing business and, together, there's no limit to how far we can go.

PepsiCo are currently the world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. We employ over 5,000 people across many different locations in the UK. Many of our brands are firm favourites for the nation – Walkers Crisps is the UK’s favourite crisp brand, Tropicana is the UK’s number 1 juice brand and Quaker Oats is the UK’s favourite oats company

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