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Audit Manager

Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

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Audit Manager / Fresh Produce / Kent / Remote

Competitive salary

Are you currently a Technical Manager who enjoys auditing or an Auditing Manager looking for something new? If so this role could be for you.

Job Role:

Are you passionate about ensuring top-quality standards in food supply?

In this role, you will support the team to ensure all packing and growing sites meet M&S standards through thorough audits and preparation assistance. This role is pivotal in interpreting changes in audit requirements and establishing new internal processes. Beyond audits, you'll also support the technical and compliance team when needed.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Independently visit UK Growers & Overseas sites to conduct Select Farm, Start Up, Food Safety, Integrity & Quality Audits, and Audit Close outs.
  • Understand grower partner operations, support them in meeting standards
  • Coordinate with commercial teams to schedule and book audits and travel in advance, providing regular updates on audit timings.
  • Conduct visits and report on-site visits in agreed formats.
  • Engage with M&S's Audit Management systems and other relevant 3rd Party systems, supporting sites in information submission.
  • Perform internal audits at UK Packhouses and assist in embedding required changes.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders, including Managing Director, Commercial Directors, Supply Chain Team, Technical Team, Packhouses, Customers, and Suppliers.

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in an audit role within a UK retail food supplier.
  • You will have a Lead auditor or formal auditing qualification.
  • Experience of Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury and ASDA produce technical standards
  • Strategic planning and organisation skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and abroad.
  • Strong communication, relationship management, and people skills.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and make decisive decisions.
  • Excellent time management and ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word.

Core Hours:
  • Monday to Friday, 8-5. Flexibility required when travelling, with time rewarded in lieu.
  • Home-based work with a target of spending 1 day per fortnight in the office.

How to Apply

If you are a team player with a genuine desire to provide excellent service, possess strong analytical skills, and are eager to innovate and adapt to change, we'd love to hear from you. If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. Alternatively, for a confidential chat about the role, please contact Luan Harrison on 01780 480530 or e mail


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.


Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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