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Quality Manager (co-manufacture)

The People Co. / Assure Jobs
Hertfordshire/Essex Border
Up to £45,000
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

A truly exciting position has become available at a creative development agency specialising in the development and commercialisation of award-winning products. Due to business growth, the client requires someone who can hit the ground running and provide a leadership role within the business’s quality, compliance and development agenda.

Key Accountabilities

  • Rectification of potentially defective product or specifications.
  • Lead the risk management process for any issues that arise to help the business manage key decisions.
  • Product safeguarding. Technical troubleshooting.
  • Identify new contract production facilities.
  • Ensuring contract production facilities are producing products to the required quantity and specification.
  • Auditing and on-boarding new supplier.
  • Trials and set up.
  • Establish the quality standards required for each product.
  • Manage and expand 3rd party manufacturing partners database.
  • Ensure streamline the scale up to supply process by having pre-established relationships and processes.
  • Auditing partners to ensure they meet internal QC standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Improve internal analytical capability and own SOP’s to drive more accuracy in the work delivered.
  • Help manage timeline and critical paths for innovation development projects.
  • Help with sensory record keeping – tasting documentation.

Person Profile

  • The business is a fast paced, agile and ever changing enviroment so must have a can-do attitude, a willingness to find solutions and an ability to work with and help manage risk.
  • Must be a self-starter who can flex multiple skills simultaneously whilst managing shifting priorities.
  • Willingness to work in a small team and openly share information, troubleshoot and able to quickly ask for help and guidance.
  • Must be willing to travel and support trials and production of new products in multiple locations globally.
  • Education – bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry or other related discipline required.
  • Relevant experience in food / drinks technical, quality or development background.

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with your CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Liane Stockman to

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.




Regulatory, food safety and quality assurance teams are the industry’s gatekeepers, making sure nothing leaves without meeting the required standard. They fulfil an important role in safeguarding product integrity and protecting the reputation of a brand, by ensuring that product is safe, authentic and legal. Within our Assure division, we understand the very specific skillsets required for these vitally important roles. From quality assurance technologists, technical managers and food safety managers to heads of regulatory affairs, our People can help.

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