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Quality Management Systems Technologist

McCormick UK Ltd
Littleborough, Greater Manchester
Closing date
5 Mar 2019

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Would you like to become a part of a leading organisation that brings the Joy of Flavour to Life and makes Every Meal and Moment Better?

We are currently looking for a Quality Assurance Technician to join our team. Do you thrive in a fast paced, international work environment?

If so, you might be the person we are looking for! Our growth starts with yours.

At this position you will be responsible for the duties linked to the management of the Quality Management System at the Littleborough site, to ensure site compliance with EMEA, regulatory, customer and third-party audit requirements. This role will require close liaison with all areas of our business, especially Manufacturing, QA & Engineering


  • Responsible for the governance, maintenance, control, deployment, update and improvement of all documents relevant to the site’s Quality Management Systems. This includes:
    • Site QMS.
    • Quality Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Other documents deemed necessary to fulfil sites food quality and safety requirements.
  • Actively involved with preparation and execution of the site’s internal and external audit programmes, taking responsibility for the completion of all allocated audits (as per specified audit schedule), associated documentation, reporting, CAPA and all necessary follow-ups/ escalation.
  • Actively involved with QMS & HACCP reviews & related improvement plans.
  • Actively involved with customer visits.
  • Actively involved with gap analysis, development & implementation of action plans related to third-party standards and new/ revised customer requirements.
  • Actively involved in both functional & cross functional project activities (e.g. investment projects and continuous improvement projects) to meet business needs and continuously improve, taking the lead as appropriate.
  • Cover for QMS Co-ordinator with management of complaints including logging, reporting, trending, and timely closeout on relevant internal and external systems.
  • Cover for QMS Co-ordinator with management of product launch activities and documentation
  • Deputise for the Senior Quality Systems & Food Safety Lead and other members of the QA Team as and when required.
  • Actively involved with the quality and food safety training programmes for the site.
  • Actively involved with the quality management review meetings, quality scorecards and the site’s quality communication programme.
  • Provide QA/ Technical guidance for the site teams as appropriate and key enabler to ensure adequate change control to maintain quality and food safety standards.
  • Ensure full compliance with Company Quality, Food Safety, Health & Safety and Environmental requirements.


  • Degree in Food science/ technology or related subject
  • Relevant experience in a Quality based role in a manufacturing industry with high quality standards.
  • Internal auditing experience.
  • Working knowledge of BRC standard and HACCP – preferably level 3 certified.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Good Hygiene Practice – preferably CIP systems.
  • Be a real champion for quality, customer focused with an eye for detail
  • Dynamic self-starter with ability to use own initiative
  • Flexible/ adapts to change
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good PC skills
  • Good interpersonal skills – able to work and communicate at all levels throughout the business
  • Assertive team player with ability to influence others & lead tasks
  • Ability to drive change and lead continuous improvement
  • Project management and problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and eager to learn new skills


McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 10,000 employees around the world and more than $4.2 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures and food service businesses.

We have a passion for flavour. The company is serving customers from nearly 50 locations in 24 countries and consumers can buy our brands in more than 110 countries. Our industrial business flavours snacks, wraps, beverages and many other products for customers, which include global restaurant chains and leading food manufacturers.

With approximately 4,500 employees, the company has operations in 13 countries across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Zone and serves customers in more than 25 markets through its consumer and industrial businesses. McCormick is present in key consumer markets with leading brands, including Schwartz in the UK. McCormick EMEA Headquarters are in Haddenham (UK).


If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, please apply via our careers centre at

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.


At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavour to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet.  Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 12,400 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle.  This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

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