Greencore Group

Quality Assurance Manager - Nights

Northamptonshire, Northampton
25 Nov 2016
23 Dec 2016
Greencore Group
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Information

Greencore Group plc is a leading convenience food business with an annual turnover in excess of £1.2 billion. Operating 16 high-quality convenience food manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and a further 7 in the United States, we employ more than 11,000 people providing a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to major retail and food service customers in the UK, the US and Ireland.

Greencore Food to Go is the UK's leading sandwich manufacturer. It also produces prepared salads and sushi out of its six state-of-the-art facilities in Manton Wood, Nottinghamshire; Northampton, Bow and Park Royal in London, Crosby in Merseyside as well as Spalding in Lincolnshire. Greencore produces more than 400 million sandwiches each year and supplies food to go products to the majority of the UK's retailers.

Greencore Food to Go Northampton is undergoing unprecedented growth with over £30 Million invested in our site. The end result of this is that we're doubling capacity of one of our three factories and are in the final stages of building a fourth to open this year. Greencore always look to put people at the core, and at Northampton our Learning and Development team have delivered well over 30,000 hours of training in the past year alone. We offer a clear and well defined career path and will actively look at how we can enable our colleagues to push themselves forward.

The Role

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you will lead and co-ordinate the work of the quality assurance teams to deliver, and implement service improvement, in line with operational day to day needs with regards to safety, quality, legality and customer requirements.

Key Accountabilities

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you will direct the team to deliver the quality management system including the internal audit plan in order to ensure compliance with customer, manufacturing unit, legislative, divisional and strategic requirements.

You will provide information and demonstrate operational practice in support of external audits to enable compliance with customer requirements.

You will also continue to develop the capability of the QA team through the Technical Strategy and to monitor departmental KPI's adjusting team activity to ensure targets are achieved.

You will be responsible for planning and maintaining resource utilisation in order to advise the required QA tasks and to lead and deliver a project(s) to create business effectiveness and cost efficiency.

You will build production capability and understand to achieve relevant technical requirements as well as ensure that a safe working environment exists for all employees and that as a minimum the department meets the standards set out in the SHE Policy.

Skills & Experience

You will need a food degree or equivalent qualification and or relevant experience, internal audit experience, Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate level 3, relevant food manufacturing experience and Level 3 Health and Safety.

You will have the ability to use computer programmes including word, excel and related technical IT packages and experience with HACCP principles and practice.

You will also have knowledge of technical KPIs, basic knowledge of weight legislation, legal labelling -basic requirements and allergen awareness-implications / related to labelling.

You will have nutritional awareness, shelf life determination and awareness, knowledge of hygiene & disinfection principles, basic micro awareness and principles of risk assessment.