QA Auditor (Raw Materials)
Title: QA Auditor (Raw Materials)
Location: Freshcook, Holbeach St Marks, Spalding
Salary: Up to £20,500
Shift pattern: Continental 3,2,2 shift pattern on day shift (6am to 6pm)
Bakkavor are one of the leading manufacturers in the production of fresh food. We specialise in making and developing private label prepared foods for the top global grocery retailers and well-known international foodservice operators.
About the role
As a QA Auditor you will ensure that customer, business unit and legal requirements for raw materials and supplier quality assurance are achieved, that quality, safety and risk evaluation systems are in place, monitored and corrective actions completed.
Ensure that all raw material specifications are reviewed and risk assessed to the outlined frequency and that the raw material database is updated to reflect any changes. Providing technical support in the escalation of corrective actions with suppliers where raw material requirements are not met.
Generate, maintain and update relevant raw material systems and databases liaising with Operations, Technical and NPD as appropriate. Developing relationships with suppliers to ensure that all non-conformances are actioned appropriately through regular reviews, supplier performance monitoring and trending.
Ensure that all raw material specifications (for both NPD and current undergoing review) are validated by both Bakkavor and the supplier and held on file providing controlled access to the Technical team.
Participate in technical audits including customer and Group Technical ensuring all relevant raw material information is available and completed in the required timescale. Carrying out microbiological, nutritional and chemical sampling as necessary for the appropriate tests on intake and where necessary.
To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of a HNC food related qualification and/or previous experience within a food manufacturing environment.
You will also have good attention to detail, have an inquiring mind ready to challenge current practices and be IT literate. With effective communication skills at all levels, comfortably communicating with management and both internal and external customers.