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Quality Coordinator - Taw Valley

Arla Foods Limited
Arla Foods Taw Valley, EX20 2DA
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Environmental, Health & Safety, Quality Assurance
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Quality Coordinator - Taw Valley

Location:  Devon, GB

Quality Coordinator

Arla Foods, Taw Valley Creamery

FTC until January 2025

Days based – Monday – Friday 37.5 hours


- Competitive salary

- 26 days holiday + bank holidays

- Annual Pay review

- Employer pension matched up to 6% (12% total contributory)

- X4 annual salary life assurance cover

- Flexible Benefits- buy up to 5 days annual leave, reward gateway scheme- discounts with various retailers via my benefit platform

- Strong career development & training (internal and external training)

What will the role look like?

Reporting into the Ingredients QEHS Team Leader, you will work collaboratively with both the Ingredients and Site QEHS department to support QEHS function. You will communicate, advise and comply with Arla Foods and AFI standards and policies, as well as the applicable legislation and requirements from our customers.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

• Deputise Ingredients QEHS Team Leader

• Supports the QEHS function ensuring relevant certifiable standards/policies, customer demands, legislation and local standards for the Ingredients Department

• Support the completion and follow up on internal and external audits.

• Support reviews and amendments on Risk Assessments and SOPs, including document control.

• Uses LIA to report observations and process deviations.

• Processes Quality Incident Reports and Non-Conformance reports.

• Contribution to the HACCP for Ingredients

• Lead CCP training for operators.

• Complete sample preparation alongside TV laboratory team.

• Maintain analytical equipment.

• Participate in quality or safety related projects and problem solves to share specialist knowledge to deliver continuous improvement.

• Reporting on incoming analysis results.

• Overseeing customer and supplier complaints.

• Collaborating across teams and departments.

• Setting personal day-to-day objectives.

• Contribute to QEHS periodic reviews and annual Management Review.

• A safe workplace and a pleasant working environment.

• Release of product to meet orders.

• Holiday cover for the logistics coordinator together with the QEHS TL.

• Support weekly environmental monitoring programme.

• Daily Reporting, Follow-up and Handover of ongoing issues and tasks.

• Participate and contribute to team meetings

• Updating daily KPIs.

• Participates in relevant training courses and other development activities


The ideal candidate will have:

• Knowledge of dairy or a food process background

• A structured approach to optimisation & problem solving

• Quality experience (HACCP Level 3 & Food Hygiene Level 3 training)

• Health, Safety & Environment training or work experience would be desirable

Key competencies:

• Excellent oral & written communication skills

• A high degree of self-motivation & the ability to work individually and in teams

• An understanding of basic SAP functions

• Experience with Microsoft Applications

• Data management & trend analysis


• Quality audits

Things We’d Love To Tell You About Arla

• We are a farmer- owned cooperative. That means we are committed to partnering with farmers so they are guaranteed a fair price for their milk.

• We experimented with poo powered trucks (google it- you won’t regret it), and built the world’s first ever 100% carbon neutral dairy. All as part of our ongoing commitment to combatting climate change.

• We are the producer of Lurpak, one of the world’s most iconic butter brands.

• We are a Danish business, operating across the UK, Europe, Asia, The Middle East, North America, South America and other regions across the globe.

Please apply using the link or reach out to Olivia Pine, Talent Partner 

Please note we are not partnered with any recruitment agencies for this role. We kindly ask that recruitment agencies do not submit CVs on behalf of candidates for this role, as these CVs will not be considered under the agency ownership and if Arla does progress with any such candidate, this will not amount to acceptance of the agency's terms. We encourage interested individuals to apply directly through our official channels.

We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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