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Supplier Quality Assurance Manager

Jarvis Johnson
Ceredigion, West Wales
up to circa £45k
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client, a family-owned, fast-growing International Dairy Business, is looking for a Supplier Quality Assurance Manager to work at their site based in Ceredigion, West Wales. As part of the Factory Technical Team, the successful candidate will lead and manage the safety and quality of all raw materials and packaging supplied to the site.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, the key responsibilities for the role include:
•    Establishing close relations with the technical personnel at raw material suppliers and be the first point of contact ensuring delivery of a consistently safe, quality product
•    Developing and maintaining key supplier technical and quality information
•    Developing and maintaining the supplier specification requirements, ensuring any changes are communicated to the raw material suppliers
•    Operating an effective escalation process for supplier quality control non-compliance, including a daily data review and appropriate internal communication as well as maintaining clear communications with the raw material supplier 
•    Orchestrating and chairing a monthly supplier review ensuring supplier technical and quality data is reviewed and status assigned to drive continuous improvement
•    Leading and developing an effective supplier audit programme covering all raw material suppliers and acting as a key link with the procurement team
•    Conducting supplier audits to the defined schedule, reporting findings and non-compliance in a timely manner 
•    Driving the development of an appropriate action plan with clear risk assessment, which actively supports agreed corrective and preventative actions, including adherence to deadlines for action closure    
•    Actively contributing to the development of the HACCP pre-requisite programme and the HACCP food safety programmes at raw material suppliers where appropriate 
•    Contributing to the investigation and resolution of quality, technical and manufacturing related problems at site

Essential skills and experience include:
•    Previous experience in a Technical Supervisory or Management role within the food industry, dairy experience preferred but not essential
•    Qualifications: Lead Auditor FSSC22000 and ISO9001 and Intermediate HACCP or equivalent are essential 
•    Minimum Level 3 Food Safety Qualification is preferred 
•    Supplier management experience, with the ability to build strong relationships
•    Experience with food safety management systems and with dealing with customer audits and external certification audits (e.g. BRC, FSSC22000, ISO9001, UFAS, FEMAS)
•    Strong technical knowledge of Microbiological and Analytical requirements for food safety and quality
•    Competent in the use of electronic document management and audit systems
•    Ability to work accurately, calmly and objectively under pressure
•    Confident and assertive with the ability to manage a challenging situation in a professional manner

The Company:
•    A fast-growing, ambitious International Dairy Business
•    Family-owned ethical company
•    Market leaders in their field
•    State of the art facilities 

The working hours for this role are Monday to Friday, 40 hours 8:30am – 5pm, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business, and the salary is up to c.£45k p/a plus car allowance and an excellent benefits package. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4808 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.


Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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